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Noun back down has 1 sense
- withdrawal, backdown, climb-down - a retraction of a previously held position
--1 is a kind of retraction, abjuration, recantation
Verb back down has 2 senses
- back up, back off, back down - move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to back down"
--1 is one way to withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back
- chicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow out - remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
--2 is one way to retire, withdraw
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