meaning of back down

back down meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in figurative feeling of "withdraw a charge," 1859, United states English, from notion of descending a ladder, etc.; from back (v.) + down (adv.).

back down meaning in General Dictionary

remove oneself from an obligation

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  • move backwards from a certain place

Sentence Examples with the word back down

I looked forward to weekends when he'd come back down to Boston and we'd get together.

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