French translation of 'back down'
- (= give way)
revenir sur sa positionto back down on sth [plan, issue,demand]
se rétracter sur qch
⇒ The president tried to back down on what he had said.
Le président a essayé de se rétracter sur ce qu'il avait dit.
Example Sentences Including 'back down'
I drove back to Marnier's house and parked up five streets away and walked back down with the matting.A DARKENING STAIN (2002)
She remembered her training -- the talk about mental stamina for the work -- and breathed the panic back down.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
From there the road was visible, winding back down to the valley.LOST SUMMER (2002)
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Translation of back down from the Collins English to French Dictionary