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Synonyms for back down

move backwards from a certain position

remove oneself from an obligation

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The fellow did not wait to ask the reason for his coming; instead he leaped upon him with a long-sword, so that Astok had to parry a dozen vicious cuts before he could disengage himself and flee back down the runway.
The constraint that suddenly fell upon them was relieved when Bulan motioned her to follow him back down the trail into the gorge in search of food.
Slowly they gave back down the hill, the archers still hanging upon their skirts, with a long litter of writhing and twisted figures to mark the course which they had taken.
He started back down the cow trail, recollected Saxon, and called over his shoulder:
Fury is delighted that the long ordeal is finally over, and he insists he was not going to back down without fighting the charge.
Finn, who believes the trio will fear nobody, said: "I've not seen them back down yet.
IRBIL, Sept 21 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron called on President Masoud Barzani, of Iraq's Kurdistan region, to back down on the plan to hold referendum on the region's independence, due on September 25.
But that doesn't mean that the import, who is also a prospective naturalization candidate for the Philippines, will back down against the seasoned Blatche.
RAMALLAH, July 21, 2017 (WAFA) -- President Mahmoud Abbas Friday asked the US administration to intervene to compel Israel to back down from its measures in East Jerusalemae1/4aos flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
The black hole powers jets that blast gas over 30,000 light-years away from the galaxy only to rain back down on a reservoir from which the black hole feeds.
Fair play to her though she her though she said I had to go said I had to go so PS150 lighter so PS150 lighter for the train fare for the train fare I was back down I was back down and again it and again it went well.
At the age of just 25 he refused to back down when famously fearsome Dons boss Turnbull offered to take the cub reporter outside for a square go on the eve of the 1967 Scottish Cup Final.
Summary: Women's rights organization Kafa criticized Wednesday Lebanese President Michel Sleiman for signing an amended version of the domestic violence law, saying it would not back down from achieving full protection for women in the country.
The PM has already been forced to back down on issues like the growth of wind farms because of Tory MPs who claim they are a blot on the landscape.
Rather than insist the club's new striker travels all the way to Teesside from Heathrow Airport just to travel back down to Suffolk, the player will make his way directly to the team's overnight base in Ipswich.