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What is another word for backed down?

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(of a game or contest) To have failed to win
Past tense for to recant or reverse one's prior position or opinion
“He won't back down from his opinion that there was a risk of contamination at the lab.”
Past tense for to retreat, typically from a dangerous situation or adversary
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“Victor is forced back down away from the driver's side door and takes cover in front of the van as glass and metal shower the area around him.”
Past tense for to surrender or give up one's resistance
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“The Lord Advocate was clearly very unhappy that the Crown was being forced to back down against such a high-profile litigant as Argyll.”
Past tense for to break one's agreement or promise
“But even with her future hanging in the balance, she couldn't back down from her promise to Azeez.”
Past tense for to avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
Past tense for to take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
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(accede to) Past tense for to agree to a demand, request, or treaty
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