back down

backed down; backing down; backs down

Definition of back down

intransitive verb

: to withdraw from a commitment or position

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Examples of back down in a Sentence

if you back down about dinner again, I'm not going to agree to another date

First Known Use of back down

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back down was in 1849

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“Back down.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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