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English definition of “call sth off”

call sth off

phrasal verb with call     /kɔːl/ US  /kɑːl/ verb
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 .Cancelling and interrupting
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