“Call off”: phrasal verb meaning.
- Call off
- To cancel an appointment that has been scheduled before. For example if you have a meeting scheduled for tomorrow but then something unexpected happens and you realise you can’t come, you can call or for example send an email to the person you have the appointment with and say you have to call it off.
Other examples of “call off” phrasal verb in a sentence
- The wedding is called off!
- Call off the party, it will rain.
- If you don’t want to do it, we call the whole thing off.
“Call off”: use in context explanation
The wife wants to get prepared to go out so she stands in front of her mirror to put some makeup on. Unfortunately, she notices that she has a big spot on her face. She is very upset and angry about it. She thinks she is going to look ridiculous and that everyone will laugh at her. That’s why she decides to stay home and not go out anywhere. She asks her husband to call off all of her appointments for the week so nobody can see her.