Back-off meaning

(literally) To move backwards away from something.

I tried to back off slowly from the tiger in my path.

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(idiomatic) To become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.

You need to back off, or the situation could turn ugly.

I was going to sue, until my legal advisors told me to back off.

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(idiomatic) To lower the setting of.

Could you back off the volume a bit? It's really loud.

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