What does back down mean?

Definitions for back down

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    move backwards from a certain position

    "The bully had to back down"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. back down(Verb)

    To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of back down in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of back down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gordon Schremp:

    The armada has died down a bit, which is very normal when the price signal drops back down.

  2. Liu Jingde:

    After yesterday's tumble, we are still seeing energy and banks backing down but the scope of the back down won't be that great.

  3. Bob Dylan:

    When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Well that's my job. My job is to not back down on my beliefs. Charles, hopefully you liked some of the other stuff I said. I'm marking you down as neutral on the immigration one, i respect your view but I don't have to agree to it.

  5. Deputy Labour Minister Dimitris Stratoulis:

    So far the lenders have not backed down mainly because if they had backed down or do back down, they would accept that the bailout policies destroyed Greece and its people, we are not afraid of blackmail, and our priority is the public interest.

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