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back down at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "back down":
abjure, back off, back out, backpedal, backtrack, backwater,
balance, balk, beat a retreat, beg off, break off combat, cave in,
cease resistance, climb down, crawfish out, cry off, debate,
deliberate, demur, deny, disavow, disclaim, disengage, disown,
draw back, draw off, eat crow, eat humble pie, fall back, falter,
fear, forswear, give ground, give in, give place, give up,
give way, go back, go back on, hang back, hem and haw, hesitate,
hold back, hover, hum and haw, jib, move back, pause, ponder,
pull back, pull out, quit the field, recall, recant, renege,
renounce, repudiate, resile, retire, retract, retreat, revoke,
run back, scruple, shilly-shally, shy, stand back, stick at,
stickle, stop to consider, straddle the fence, strain at, swallow,
take back, think twice about, unsay, weasel out, welsh, withdraw,

back down at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

back down
v 1: move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to
back down" [syn: {back up}, {back off}]
2: remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he
heard how much work was involved" [syn: {chicken out}, {back
off}, {pull out}, {bow out}]

back down at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » backdown



Inter: head » en|verb|phrasal verb|head=to back down
  • Inter: idiomati » c To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
    1. : I was about to sue them, but I had to back down.
    2. : I was going to sue them, but now Im going to have to back down.''

      Related terms

      * give in

  • retract

    See also

    * back into
  • back off
  • back out
  • back up

  • Category: Category:English phrasal verbs -
    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs with particle (down) -
    Translation: et » back down
    Translation: fr » back down
    Translation: ko » back down
    Translation: my » back down
    Translation: pl » back down
    Translation: pt » back down
    Translation: th » back down