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Definition of "backdown" [back•down]

  • An act of backing down; a retraction or withdrawal. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "backdown" in a sentence
  • "But Ms Robinson says she welcomed the rebate and the backdown is a sign Labor has renegaded on a 2007 election commitment to create an exploration incentive."
  • "But the backdown was a costly one, which Senator Brown was seeking a treasury briefing on, he said."
  • "The backdown is a tacit admission the free-to-air networks bungled their first attempt to pitch digital free-to-air TV to national consumers when they launched the Freeview brand in November."