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back off

1 (v + adv) move backwards INTRANSITIVEdruid siar PhrV  c m uteann siar PhrV  c m ucúlaigh verb  c m uhe backed off as soon as he realised that she was upset dhruid sé siar dá luaithe agus a thuig sé go raibh sí corraithe 2 (v + adv) keep a distance INTRANSITIVEfan amach  c m ufan siar  c m ushe asked the reporters to back off d'iarr sí ar na tuairisceoirí fanacht amachBack off! Fan siar uaim! 3 (v + adv) retreat from position, commitment INTRANSITIVEtarraing siar  c m ubog siar  c m uthey backed off at the last moment tharraing siad siar ag an nóiméad deireanachthe workers backed off from striking tharraing na hoibrithe siar ó dhul ar stailc → see back

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