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Definition 1: move backwards from a certain position - [verb of motion]

Samples where back down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bully had to back down

Synonyms for back down in the sense of this definition

(back down is a kind of ...) pull back or move away or backward

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

Samples where back down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved

Synonyms for back down in the sense of this definition

(back down is a kind of ...) lose interest

"he retired from life when his wife died"

(... is a kind of back down ) pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.

"The landlord cannot resile from the lease"

(back down has a similar meaning as ...) move out or away

"The troops pulled out after the cease-fire"

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