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English definition of “call sb/sth off”

call sb/sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with call   /kɔːl/ us    /kɑːl/
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.Giving orders and commands
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