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back off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishback off phrasal verb1 BACK/BACKWARDSto move backwards, away from someone or something 🔊 She backed off and then turned and ran.2 FORCE somebody TO DO somethingto stop telling someone what to do, or stop criticizing them, especially so that they can deal with something themselves 🔊 I think you should back off for a while. 🔊 Back off, Marc! Let me run my own life!3 STOP DOING somethingto stop supporting something, or decide not to do something you were planning to do 🔊 Jerry backed off when he realized how much work was involved. from 🔊 The company has backed off from investing new money. back→ See Verb table
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back fromThey then backed off from a confrontation but stopped talking.
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Verb table
back
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyback
he, she, itbacks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybacked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave backed
he, she, ithas backed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad backed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill back
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have backed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam backing
he, she, itis backing
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you, we, theyare backing
Past
I, he, she, itwas backing
you, we, theywere backing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been backing
he, she, ithas been backing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been backing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be backing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been backing
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