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 for back off
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  back off
      v 1: move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to
           back down" [syn: back up, back off, back down]
      2: remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he
         heard how much work was involved" [syn: chicken out, back
         off, pull out, back down, bow out]

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