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call sth off

phrasal verb with call uk   /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.

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call sth off

phrasal verb with call uk   /kɔːl/ us   verb
to decide that something that has already been planned will not happen: The companies called off their merger plans late Monday citing 'adverse market conditions'.
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