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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. Eric Herschmann:

    Either come over, or sit your fucking ass back down. To former Gen. Michael Flynn at White House meeting, December 18, 2020.

  2. Ben Carson:

    You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they'll be right back up there, and you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they'll work their way right back down to the bottom.

  3. Jenny Radesky:

    The biggest takeaway for parents is that sleep is part of self-regulation. We need to wake our brains up, and settle them back down. We need to handle fears and separation from our loved ones, for this reason, sleep is usually much harder for children with self-regulation problems in early childhood -- whether due to anxiety, early ADHD, sensory integration challenges, trauma or lots of other developmental differences that may not rise to the level of a diagnostic label.

  4. Yu Weixin:

    Economic fundamentals don't support a rising stock market, the indexes will come back down soon.

  5. Francisco Blanch:

    OPEC is not interested in pushing prices back down to $ 60 a barrel. They have zero interest.


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