from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A retreat from an earlier position or opinion; a backing down: "Agreeing to give up their arms and to yield control of Tripoli represented a major climb-down” ( Jim Muir).
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- n. Alternative form of climb down.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a retraction of a previously held position.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Descent; the abandonment of a high position taken on some point or question, when it has been found untenable or unacceptable. [Colloq.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. come down
- n. a retraction of a previously held position
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