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back off

[′bak ‚ȯf]
(engineering)
To unscrew or disconnect.
To withdraw the drill bit from a borehole.
To withdraw a cutting tool or grinding wheel from contact with the workpiece.
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Becchio then saw another header come back off the post but he was able to grab a goal four minutes from time, poking home after Johnson's free kick came back off the bar to wrap up a one-sided contest.
Whitley saw an effort deflected wide after a mistake by Kevin McKenna and they came within a whisker of taking the lead when a speculative cross from Newcastle's Aaron Hughes came back off the post in the 27th minute.
Swindon's best chance before the goal came when the influential Igoe crossed from the right for Parkin, whose header from point-blank range cannoned back off the crossbar.
Often the motivation to train is dampened, and runners back off their training because of weather.
More than that, no one seemed to remember how far Carter had had to back off the idea in the course of his four years in office.
I'm sure lots of guys have this problem but I don't know if I should try to win her over or back off and risk losing my perfect woman.
They could have gone ahead just past the midway point of the first half But Eamonn Murray's effort came back off a post.
Sauchie dominated the early stages and keeper John Johnstone had to react quickly when an Andy Traub header came back off the bar.
We looked at the goal again (on TV) and it was a good goal, but the referee said he disallowed it because it came back off Richard Hughes when it really came back off Senderos.
David Tuck, the new president of the National Association of Head Teachers, told the Government to back off and let schools get on with their work.
Maciej Zurawski cancelled out Scott Brown's cool opener from a superb run and pass by another new signing, Lee Naylor, and Vennegoor of Hesselink pounced after Aiden McGeady's shot had come back off the post.
I have been surprised at how many of these MNVDs don't have the threaded eyecup adapter ring or have a loose one ready to back off and fall off.