English version

back down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishback down phrasal verbLOSE A GAME, COMPETITION, OR WARACCEPTto admit that you are wrong or that you have lost an argument Both sides have refused to back down. back→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
back downEven though it was obvious Emma's demands were unrealistic, she wouldn't back down.Congress has backed down on its demand for an increase in defense spending.
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Verb table
back
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyback
he, she, itbacks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybacked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave backed
he, she, ithas backed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad backed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill back
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have backed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam backing
he, she, itis backing
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you, we, theyare backing
Past
I, he, she, itwas backing
you, we, theywere backing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been backing
he, she, ithas been backing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been backing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be backing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been backing
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