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To retreat, especially from a confronting situation
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“Coleman said the fire was strong enough at one point that firefighters had to back off and go into defensive mode.”
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To renege or change one's mind on a position, agreement or promise
“Then, step by step, he persuaded the officer in command to back off from his initial stance.”
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Leave alone
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To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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To change one's opinion or stance, especially at the behest of someone
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To take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
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Make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress
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To make (someone or something) late or slow
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Compose yourself
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To stop or desist from doing something
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