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Synonyms for back off

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  1. back up, back off, back down(verb)

    move backwards from a certain position

    "The bully had to back down"

    Synonyms:
    back, choke off, foul, clog, chicken out, back up, bow out, support, back down, clog up, congest, pull out, choke

  2. chicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow out(verb)

    remove oneself from an obligation

    "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"

    Synonyms:
    pull, pull up, extract, chicken out, back up, bow out, draw out, withdraw, back down, take out, get out, draw, pull out

How to pronounce back off?

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How to say back off in sign language?

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#148support
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#5757extract
#9718foul
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How to use back off in a sentence?

  1. Chris Patten:

    I hope that even at this late stage the government will back off, it doesn't have to happen. It shouldn't happen and Hong Kong should carry on as a free society under the rule of law without having to worry about this extradition.

  2. Brad Schoenfeld:

    The most important thing is to back off a little for the first week, choose a weight where you will be able to stop several reps short of failure on your sets. The following week you should be able to train at your previous level, assuming the reason for stopping wasn't an illness or injury.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    Now is no time to back off, the virus will decide.

  4. Charles Scott:

    What I have found is that ambitious people have the hardest time taking a friggin' vacation and just relaxing for a little bit. They are caught up, consumed by the goal itself, by the potential competitor who could take it away from you if you are too slow or lazy. They don’t honor recovery and the need to back off. But they absolutely honor the hard work, this, by the way, is our culture. Our corporate culture is all about being Superman. We are supposed to have no flaws and no weaknesses.

  5. Rachel Dolezal:

    Because you're you and I'm here, I'll tell you. If I'm at the grocery store or anywhere else I'd be like, 'none of your business; back off,' this is a weave, and I do it myself.


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