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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for leave alone
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Past tense for to avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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Past tense for go or move back or further away from a previous position
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Past tense for to change one's opinion or stance, especially at the behest of someone
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Past tense for to prevent from progress
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Past tense for to take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
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Past tense for make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress
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Composed yourself
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Past tense for to stop or desist from doing something
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