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Phrasal Verbs: CALL OFF
1. to cancel [cancelar]
The marketing director had to call off the meeting due to a family emergency.
O diretor de marketing teve de cancelar a reunião devido a uma emergência familiar.
The baseball game was called off because of a rainstorm.
O jogo de beisebol foi cancelado por causa de uma tempestade.
Não confundir o phrasal verb call off (cancelar) com o phrasal verb put off (adiar):
“Their wedding was put off for a few weeks, not called off completely!”, Douglas told us.
“O casamento deles foi adiado por algumas semanas, não cancelado!”, Douglas nos contou.
2. to stop or halt [suspender, parar]
The rescue team had to call off the search for the missing boy scouts when it got too dark.
A equipe de resgate teve de suspender a busca pelos escoteiros perdidos quando ficou escuro demais.
After coming to an agreement with their employers, the factory workers called off the strike and went back to work.
Após terem chegado a um acordo com seus empregadores, os funcionários da fábrica suspenderam a greve e voltaram ao trabalho.
3. to order a dog or a person to stop attacking [pedir para parar de atacar, referindo-se a um cachorro ou pessoa]
“Call off your dog! It’s going to bite me!”, Richard shouted to his friend Michael.
“Peça para o seu cachorro parar! Ele vai me morder!”, Richard gritou para seu amigo Michael.