Definitions for climb down
withdrawal, backdown, climb-down(verb)
a retraction of a previously held position
alight, climb down(verb)
"the birds alighted"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to admit defeat
An abandonment, withdrawal from, or softening of a previously expressed opinion, policy, argument, etc.
To descend by climbing.
To abandon, withdraw from, or soften a previously expressed opinion, argument, etc.