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backdown

[bak-doun] /ˈbækˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
a withdrawal from a previously held position, especially in the face of superior power or upon further consideration.
Origin of backdown
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase back down
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