1. To cause to fall or collapse.
2. To collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack; SYN. collapse.
3. To fail to operate correctly; to break.
4. To lose control of one's emotions; SYN. lose it.
5. To make ineffective; SYN. crush.
6. When something decomposes or reduces to its smallest parts or is reduced by someone to its smallest parts, it breaks down.
To summon away; to divert; as, to call off the attention; to call off workmen from their employment.
1. To declare void and nul; make ineffective.
2. To make up for; SYN. offset, set off.
3. Said of cheques or tickets: to invalidate.
4. To postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; SYN. call off.
In mathematics, to simplify a fraction or ratio by dividing both numerator and denominator by the same number (which must be a common factor of both of them). For example, 5x/25 cancels to x/5 when divided top and bottom by 5.
Chiefly British; to beg off
To call off (as a bargain)
1. To bar from attention or consideration; SYN. disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore.
2. To cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration; SYN. throw out.
3. To end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave; SYN. usher out.
4. To stop associating with; SYN. send packing, send away, drop.
1. To be unable.
2. To be unsuccessful; SYN. go wrong, miscarry.
3. To become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close.
4. To disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; SYN. betray.
5. To fail to do something; leave something undone; SYN. neglect.
6. To fail to get a passing grade; SYN. flunk, bomb, flush it.
7. To fall short in what is expected.
8. To get worse.
9. To judge unacceptable.
10. To prove insufficient; SYN. run out, give out.
11. To stop operating or functioning; SYN. give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down.
1. To call back (of faulty goods); SYN. call in, call back, withdraw.
2. To cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
3. To make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution
4. To summon to return
1. To leave behind empty; move out of; SYN. empty, abandon.
2. To leave voluntarily; of a job, post or position; SYN. renounce, resign, give up.
1. To deplete of strength or vitality
2. To drain off the color in the course of laundering.
3. To lose color in the process of being washed.
4. To make useless by the force of water
5. To wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt.