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Synonyms for back down

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  1. back up, back off, back down(verb)

    move backwards from a certain position

    "The bully had to back down"

    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 out(verb)

    remove oneself from an obligation

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

    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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  1. Stephen Moore:

    President Donald Trump is President Donald Trump, president Donald Trump doesn't back down and President Donald Trump doesn't want me to back down.

  2. Ming Sing:

    If she resigns right now, if she is compelled by Beijing to resign, that would send a very strong signal to Hong Kong and the international community that Beijing, the largest one-party state, the largest authoritarian state in the world, would back down in the face of popular pressure.

  3. Ella Mirman:

    We really are running out of time, i think what people don't realize about this movement is it's really not going to back down. Other movements tend to come in waves, but the youth, Generation Z -- we will keep standing up, and we will just become stronger.

  4. The European negotiator:

    Research and development currently has become the most critical and difficult issue, and there won't be an accord if the Iranians don't back down.

  5. Interior Minister Anders Ygeman:

    We have had a discussion both in the government and with the opposition after the Council's criticism, and we make the overall assessment that we back down from the authorization about the bridge and proceed with the part about ID checks.

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