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"call sth off" in British English

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call sth off

phrasal verb with call uk   /kɔːl/  us   /kɑːl/ verb
B2 to ​decide that a ​plannedevent, ​especially a ​sportsevent, will not ​happen, or to end an ​activity because it is no ​longeruseful or ​possible: Tomorrow's ​match has been called off because of the ​icyweather. The ​police have called off the ​search for the ​missingchild until ​dawntomorrow.

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call sth off

phrasal verb with call uk   us   /kɔːl/ verb
to decide that something that has already been ​planned will not ​happen: The ​companies called off their ​mergerplans late Monday ​citing '​adversemarketconditions'.
(Definition of call sth off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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