back down

back down

Definition: to concede a point, or to become less assertive.
(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning.)

E.g.1: He’s so aggressive! When you argue with him he won’t back down until you admit he’s right – even when he’s clearly wrong!
E.g.2: I think he’ll back down over suing the company if we apologize and offer to pay his costs.

This phrasal verb cannot be separated (E.g.1 and 2)

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