call off
transitive verb Date: 1633 1. to draw away ; divert <
her attention was called off by a new arrival
>
2. cancel <
call the trip off
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • call off — ► call off cancel (an event or agreement). Main Entry: ↑call …   English terms dictionary

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  • call off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms call off : present tense I/you/we/they call off he/she/it calls off present participle calling off past tense called off past participle called off 1) a) to decide that something will not happen She s called… …   English dictionary

  • call off — verb To recall; to cancel or call a halt to. If you want me to call off the dog, then get off my land …   Wiktionary

  • call off — PHRASAL VERB If you call off an event that has been planned, you cancel it. [V P n (not pron)] He has called off the trip... [V n P] The union threatened a strike but called it off at the last minute …   English dictionary

  • call off — {v.} To stop (something planned); quit; cancel. * /When the ice became soft and sloppy, we had to call off the ice skating party./ * /The baseball game was called off because of rain./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call off — {v.} To stop (something planned); quit; cancel. * /When the ice became soft and sloppy, we had to call off the ice skating party./ * /The baseball game was called off because of rain./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call\ off — v To stop (something planned); quit; cancel. When the ice became soft and sloppy, we had to call off the ice skating party. The baseball game was called off because of rain …   Словарь американских идиом

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