Call off – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

1. To call off something (or call something off) is to cancel a planned event, or an event that has already started.

Examples of use:

a) They are calling the tennis match off because of the rain.

b) They called off the wedding.

c) Mike is ill so we will have to call the party off.

d) News headline: Spain airport strike called off.

e) The police called off their search for the burglar after they found him hiding in a shed.

f) The Bahrain Grand Prix has been called off.

2. To call off is to give a command to leave someone alone, or to stop attacking someone.

Examples of use:

a) Call off your dog!

b) The General called off his troops.

c) OK, I agree to your demands. You can call your lawyers off now.

infinitive call off
present simple call off and calls off
-ing form calling off
past simple called off
past participle called off

Can you use this phrasal verb in a sentence?

Have you called off an event?

Have you had tickets for something that was called off?

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