Synonyms of 'back off'
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recoilDictionary, go back, retire
They backed off in horror.
He was wounded, but did not retire from the field.
Troops withdrew from the country last March.
She shrank back with an involuntary gasp.
As she receded into the distance he waved goodbye.
They were asked to pull back from their positions around the city.
The girls hastily backed away.
I drew back with a horrified scream.
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Thesaurus for back off from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you back off , you move away in order to avoid problems or a fight .