[ bak-doun ]
/ ˈbækˌdaʊn /


a withdrawal from a previously held position, especially in the face of superior power or upon further consideration.

Origin of backdown

1860–65, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase back down Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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