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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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If at any point in this conversation you hear a second objection, they repeat their first objection, or their body language or tone changes is, it's time to back off.
We then present a mechanism for the detection of any misuse in the back off stage of 802.
Everton struck the woodwork again as Barkley's low left-footed shot came back off the inside of the post.
The noise encouraged the bear to back off and go downstairs, during which time Knowlton got a handgun and loaded it.
Exeter continued to dominate and Jon Challinor went within a whisker of getting on the scoresheet only to see his chance come back off the post.
Likewise, if they can read the figure five when travelling at 50mph they need to back off and for 30mph the figure 3.
As she makes some fumbling progress, a stalker warns Wollie to back off or else.
Phil Clapham had the good sense to back off when the gun was pointed at him and somebody shouted the order to shoot to kill.
headquarters in Santa Fe, customs agents searched the home of the group's president, seizing 30 gallons of the tea and triggering a lawsuit that may force the government to back off.
Iceland has reportedly decided to back off from its plans to kill hundreds of whales over a two-year period.
They should back off and take time to consider the serious consequences of their actions: vis-a-vis the unity of the Anglican Communion.