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dial back

To lessen something, especially in intensity. I could barely move my arms all week—I guess it's time to dial back the workouts!
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Diversification is also the official story out of Greeley, "We are so diversified that we are not feeling the effects as some communities have when the oil and gas industry kind of dials back a little bit," says Sarah MacQuiddy, president of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce.
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And although you may not believe it if you haven't seen the original, Goldwyn really dials back the screaming.
This feature checks calls for password authorization and then dials back preset numbers to ensure appropriate users are able to establish connections.