back off

backed off; backing off; backs off

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Examples of back off in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of back off

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back off was in 1920

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“Back off.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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