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back down

phrasal verb with back uk   /bæk/  us   /bæk/ verb
to admit that you were wrong or that you have been defeated: Eventually, Roberto backed down and apologized. Local residents have forced the local council to back down from/on its plans to build a nightclub on their street.
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back down

(also back off)
phrasal verb with back  us   /bæk/ verb
to admit you were wrong, or to stop supporting a position
(Definition of back down from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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