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British pronunciation/bˈak dˈaʊn/
American pronunciation/bˈæk dˈaʊn/
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to physically move backward from a particular position or place

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to back down definition and meaning
1.1

to admit defeat and retreat from a position or claim when met with resistance

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The government didn't back down from the controversial policy.
The teacher didn't back down from enforcing the classroom rules.
She didn't back down from her position even when confronted with criticism.
The protesters vowed not to back down until their demands were met.
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The hiker had to back down the steep trail due to the challenging terrain.
The gymnast had to back down the balance beam to regain stability.
The tightrope walker had to back down the rope when the winds became too strong.
The skier realized the slope was too steep and had to back down to a safer position.
The cat climbed the tree but then had to back down when it couldn't go further.
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