back off

The phrase “back off” has 2 syllables: back off.

It's pronounced as /bæk ɒf/.

What is synonym and antonym for back off?

In the thesaurus, “back off” has 8 synonyms.

Here are synonyms for back off along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for back off

Meanings of back off

  • verb
    1. To move backwards away from something.
    2. To become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.
    3. To lower the setting of.

Example Sentences

  • When confronted, he decided to back off from the argument to avoid escalation.
  • The aggressive dog growled, causing the smaller dog to quickly back off.
  • Feeling the tension rise, she wisely chose to back off from the heated discussion.
  • The competitor realized the strength of the opponent and strategically decided to back off.
  • In negotiations, it's crucial to recognize when to back off to maintain a cooperative atmosphere.

On this page you'll find 8 synonyms or another words to back off, such as: abandon, back down, back out, balk, cop out, give up, surrender.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

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back out

backed down

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made a face

  • back off
  • blanch
  • contort
  • cower
  • cringe
  • flinch
  • frown
  • glare
  • glower
  • grimace
  • grimaced
  • recoil
  • scowl
  • smirk
  • sneer

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