Definition of Call off

1. Verb. Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled. "Scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

Exact synonyms: Cancel, Scratch, Scrub
Entails: Schedule
Derivative terms: Cancellation

2. Verb. Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
Exact synonyms: Call
Entails: Square Dance
Derivative terms: Caller

Definition of Call off

1. Verb. (transitive) To recall; to cancel or call a halt to. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Call Off

call graphs
call history
call in
call into question
call it a day
call it a night
call it as one sees it
call it even
call it quits
call letters
call loan
call mark
call names
call number
call off (current term)
call off the dogs
call on
call on the carpet
call one's bluff
call option
call originator
call out
call outs
call premium
call screening
call sign
call signs
call someone's bluff
call stack

Literary usage of Call off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essays Upon Several Moral Subjects by Jeremy Collier (1709)
"... be feme very important Confederation, that can call off the Fancy from Plea- fare^ and ... call off ..."

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