Definition of backdown in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbakdaʊn/


An act of backing down: ministers have avoided sounding triumphal about the association’s backdown
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  • The end result is a complete backdown: his regular column in the paper's Metro section will be reinstated and he's also been offered a wider role writing for other parts of the paper.
  • Labor says the Prime Minister's been forced into an embarrassing backdown, labelling it a victory for commonsense.
  • After Saturday's first public sign of a backdown, the director has confirmed that talks have resumed.

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