back down

1descend backwards背朝后下降

He backed down carefullywhile I held the ladder for him.我给他扶梯子,他小心地爬下来。

The car at the top of the slope backed slowly down.坡顶上的那辆汽车慢慢地退下来。

2give awayyield放弃;让步

He backed down and accepted our proposal.他放弃了原有想法,接受了我们的建议。

The trade union expects the management to back down 工会希望资方能够让步。

He was too proud to back down and admit mistakes.他傲气十足,不肯让步和承认错误。