Back off - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæk ˈɒf|
Brit.  |ˈbæk ɒf|

verb

- move backwards from a certain position
- remove oneself from an obligation

Examples

...you'd better not back off on your promise to do all the planning for the big dance...

I think you should back off for a while.

Back off, Marc! Let me run my own life!

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