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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of backing down. See back, verb
  • noun The act of backing down. See back. verb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. A receding or giving up; a complete surrender.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of backing down; a retraction or withdrawal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a retraction of a previously held position
  • verb move backwards from a certain position
  • verb remove oneself from an obligation

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