To take back (a comment, etc).
To become more distant, and hence indistinct
To decline in value:
To give up one's work, business, career, etc., esp. because of advanced age
Find another word for back-off. In this page you can discover 9 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for back-off, like: withdraw, recede, back down, retreat, back up, chicken-out, pull out, bow-out and retire.