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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.
Translations of “call sb/sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 喝退,把…叫開, 命令…停止攻擊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喝退,把…叫开, 命令…停止攻击…
(Definition of call sb/sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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