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I wonder if there is an error here:
"The New York Knicks owner and MSG el jefe apparently ordered the Knick City Dancers to back off their scheduled routines during New York’s embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night."
What does "to back off" mean here?
context info: sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/knick-owner-james-dolan-reportedly-erupts-during-bad-162549027--nba.html
According to dictionaries, the phrase "back off" is intransitive. But the usage in the example is definitely transitive ("to back off the routines"). Would "to back off FROM their scheduled routines...." be better?
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