Meaning of “call sb/sth off” in the English Dictionary

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"call sb/sth off" in British English

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call sb/sth off

phrasal verb with call uk /kɔːl/ us /kɑːl/ verb

to order a dog, or sometimes a person, to stop attacking someone or something:

I shouted to him to call his dog off, but he just laughed at me.
Call off your thugs, and I'll show you where the money is.

(Definition of “call sb/sth off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)