back off

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Synonyms for back off

move backwards from a certain position

remove oneself from an obligation

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The court heard the officer made it clear he would not back off to which O'Halloran allegedly replied: "I will kill ye, you c**t, with your big yellow house and I will burn it to the ground.
Bob |visits Ged in prison to make a deal to get him to back off
And Craig Pettigrew almost found an immediate reply but his 30-yard drive came back off the post, before the visitors doubled their lead.
Those tailgating a taxi in Dubai will be receiving a message on their radio asking them to back off, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed.
We've found that when people know when and how to back off from their referral request, they have the confidence and courage to ask more often.
Cambridge, who just edged the first-half attacking, also struck the woodwork with Liam Hughes' effort coming back off the bar in the 31st minute.
I dread her phone calls but I don't know how to tell her to back off without hurting her feelings.
This paper focuses on the detection of misbehavior in the MAC layer resulting from the misuses of the back off mechanism.
TA) has said that it will back off from a plan to purchase a stake in Tnuva Food Industries Ltd.
If the op rod binds, back off both screws 1/4 turn.
Bolton might have gone in front earlier with Rodrigo Moreno's snapshot coming back off a post, but they were always second best.
Summary: West Ham have produced arguably their best display of the season to haul themselves back off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League.
Wayne Curtis nearly had Morecambe level just a minute later but his volley came back off a post before Conlon also hit the woodwork for the visitors.
The home side almost broke the deadlock just before the break, but thankfully Park's curling effort into the top corner came back off the angle of post and bar.