Back Down Verb Synonyms
withdraw, retreat, abandon, retire, backtrack, shy away, recoil, turn tail
When Percy stood up to him, the bully backed down. The investment sounded risky, so I backed off. Philippa backed out of singing the leading role. Back up and give me room.
Business / Real Estate / Holdback: Funds not released under a construction loan agreement due to a failure to lease to the required minimum. MORE
Technology / Rockets / Hold Down: A mechanical clamp for securing a motor to a test stand or to secure an entire vehicle to a launch pad and may be remotely released. MORE
Science / Geology / Hogback: A formation similar to a Cuesta in that it is a ridge formed by slower erosion of hard strata, but having two steep, equally inclined slopes. MORE
Entertainment / Photography / Holding Back: 1. Shortening the development time given to film to help reduce image contrast. 2. Method of decreasing exposure given to selective areas of the print. Also referred to as dodging. MORE
Business / Finance / Hunkering Down: Used to describe the position of an investor whose stocks or bonds have dropped in value below their original purchase price. MORE