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Phrasal Verbs

call off

This page is about the phrasal verb call off

Meaning: to cancel an event that was planned or scheduled

Synonym: cancel

For example:

  • call off sth We called off the meeting because Helen wasn't well enough to come.

  • call sth off If a storm comes, we'll have to call the game off.

Nouns often used as objects with call off: meeting, deal, talks, wedding, match, game, concert, event

Quick Quiz:

Ken and Barbie's wedding was called off because

a. Barbie looked so beautiful

b. the photographer was late

c. Ken didn't come

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