What does back down mean?

Definitions for back down

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word back down.

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"


  1. back down(Verb)

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


  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. Richard Fording:

    It’s not in his DNA to back down.

  2. Scott Kelly:

    Gravity pushes you back down to size.

  3. Brian Klawiter:

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

  4. Paul Lafayette:

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

  5. Ryan Lance:

    It is hard to envision it (the oil price) going back down to the $40s.

Images & Illustrations of back down

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