Meaning of BACK DOWN in English

Function: verb

to withdraw from a previous agreement or stand FF1C; a politician backing down on an earlier promise FF1E;

Synonyms: back off, back out, backpedal, backwater, cop out, crawfish (out), cry off, declare off, renege, resile, welsh

Related Words: disavow, recall, recant, retract, take back, withdraw; backtrack; beg off, weasel (out); balk, demur, hold back, stickle

Idioms: get out of, go back on

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