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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"

    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 out(verb)

    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

How to use back down in a sentence?

  1. Richard Fording:

    It’s not in his DNA to back down.

  2. Scott Kelly:

    Gravity pushes you back down to size.

  3. Chrystia Freeland:

    We will not escalate and we will not back down.

  4. Brian Klawiter:

    I will stand firm on my views and will not back down.

  5. Paul Lafayette:

    I've never seen him back down from anyone or anything.

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#103back
#148support
#3350draw
#3810pull
#5757extract
#9718foul
#10524withdraw
#21204choke
#30189clog
#299464congest

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