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English verb: call off

1. call off (social) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

SamplesCall off the engagement.
Cancel the dinner party.
We had to scrub our vacation plans.
Scratch that meeting--the chair is ill.

Synonymscancel, scratch, scrub

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


2. call off (motion) give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Entailsquare dance

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