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English definition of “call sth off”

call sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with call   /kɔːl/ us    /kɑːl/
B2 to decide that a planned event, especially a sports event, will not happen, or to end an activity because it is no longer useful or possible: Tomorrow's match has been called off because of the icy weather. The police have called off the search for the missing child until dawn tomorrow.
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