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Synonyms for back down

move backwards from a certain position

remove oneself from an obligation

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Will Scarlet and Will Stutely had watched and planned a rescue ever since the Sheriff and Robin rode back down the hill.
"We shall go on together to the nearest settlement, and there we will charter a boat and sail back down the coast for the treasure and so transport it easily.
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:
"The issue of the S-400 is directly linked to our sovereignty and we will not back down," Erdogan said in a televised speech ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit this week in Japan.
Turkeywill not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems despite U.S.
The PDP gubernatorial hopeful, who, again, expressed his readiness to work with other stakeholders to ensure the party's victory at the polls in the forthcoming elections, stated that it was impossible for him to back down at this point when the case is still at the court.
WTI crude oil is off 1.5% and back down to the $45 bbl area again.
A morning walk to the volcano's summit and back down. 4.5 km.
RACE WORKING OUT NEVER BACK DOWN may have been a shock 25-1 all-the-way winner of the Listed Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury in mid-May, but form book aficionados will fancy his chances of supplementing that success in Newcastle's Betfred TV Chipchase Stakes (12.55).
FAISALABAD -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) quaid and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday reiterated that he is not the one to back down from struggle.
'What they offered us to stand in one seat only and back down on all the rest is not reasonable at all,' he told Malay Mail when met after the 'Dialogue with Chin Kwai Leong: from farmer activist to politics.'
The manager added: "He's asked for his stuff to be sent back down to Brighton where he's gone back down to rehabilitate so I don't know if we'll see him again or not."