call off


Definition of call off

transitive verb

1 : to draw away : divert
2 : cancel

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Examples of call off in a Sentence

she was about to tell me the big news when her attention was called off by the arrival of another guest called off the party after half of those invited couldn't make it

First Known Use of call off

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of call off was in 1633

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