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Verb
Present participle 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.”
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Present participle for to retreat, typically from a dangerous situation or adversary
“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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle for to avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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(of a game or contest) Present participle for to fail to win
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Present participle for to take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
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(accede to) Present participle for to agree to a demand, request, or treaty
Noun
Unconditional surrender
Noun
The state in which someone has to accept the control of another person
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