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What is another word for backing off?

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Present participle for to retreat, especially from a confronting situation
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“Coleman said the fire was strong enough at one point that firefighters had to back off and go into defensive mode.”
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Present participle for to renege or change one's mind on a position, agreement or promise
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“Then, step by step, he persuaded the officer in command to back off from his initial stance.”
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Present participle for to change one's opinion or stance, especially at the behest of someone
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Present participle for to renege or change one's mind on a position, agreement or promise
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Present participle for to allow space for independence or relief
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Present participle for to grimace or flinch out of pain or distress
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Present participle for to make (someone or something) late or slow
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Present participle for to become less angry, worked up, or stressed
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Present participle for to stop or desist from doing something
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