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  1. back up, back off, back downverb

    move backwards from a certain position

    "The bully had to back down"

    Synonyms:
    back, choke off, foul, clog, back off, chicken out, back up, bow out, support, clog up, congest, pull out, choke

  2. chicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow outverb

    remove oneself from an obligation

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

    Synonyms:
    pull, pull up, extract, back off, chicken out, back up, bow out, draw out, withdraw, take out, get out, draw, pull out

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How to use back down in a sentence?

  1. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statues. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.

  2. Scott Kelly:

    The telomeres are the things that are in our chromosomes that are indications of our physical age, so as we age, they get shorter – mine got longer in space, so it was a little bit like the fountain of youth – unfortunately when I got back down to Earth they went back down to where they were.

  3. Blake Wheeler:

    We don't back down from much. There's something to be said for keeping your composure this time of year, if you have to take a punch early in the game like Stu-ee did to get a power-play goal, those are the things that factor into wins.

  4. Karen Finney:

    I think part of what people liked is she didn't back down, she didn't take no for an answer, so part of it is remind people what they like about you.

  5. Christopher Bellew:

    We're just taking a bit of a breather today, where we are now is probably coming back down.

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