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Synonyms for back off

move backwards from a certain position

remove oneself from an obligation

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Craig Farrell was the man on hand to score after Phillips' right-foot shot had come back off the post.
Five minutes later Daventry's Darren Powers saw his effort come back off the woodwork but it was the Greenbacks who continued to dominate with Steane firing wide from Morson's cross.
hand which, if it is her left hand, points to the quick of the matter - the hood pulled back off her friends Venus mercenaria,
Well, you probably ought to take it back off the shelf.
The ripple effects forced him to back off one drug company he was positive on, but feels that now the company is offering an attractive buying opportunity.
We went on a date but now I want him to back off Dear Alex, I'VE recently got back in touch with a boy who I used to know.
I'm sure lots of guys have this problem but I don't know if I should try to win her back or back off and risk losing my perfect woman.
Steve Kabba's shot came back off the legs of Rotherham keeper Andy Warrington and young defender Tom Parkes headed the rebound wide.
Global Banking News-28 January 2010-Swiss authorities back off from providing client details to US(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.
McDermott flashed a straight red at Michael Bolochweckyj after only 12 minutes for allegedly handling Ross Campbell's shot with the ball rebounding back off the defender at high speed.
The first saw him fail to beat Luke Daniels after Ian Goodison's poor backpass played him in with barely a minute gone, while the second resulted in the ball crashing back off a post following a 20-yard drive.
Then the spindle lock nut may back off in the hub assembly and your HMMWV could lose a wheel while moving.
Do the Trojans backers of sore-backed John David Booty quietly back off now that he's taking the rest of the spring practice off?
side of the border were forced to back off after realizing they were seriously outgunned.
78: A free-kick is whipped into the Liverpool box, which finds it way through to Fabio Cannavaro, who gets up above Traore, only to see his point-blank header crash back off the post.