Definition of Climb-down

1. Noun. A retraction of a previously held position.

Exact synonyms: Backdown, Withdrawal
Generic synonyms: Abjuration, Recantation, Retraction
Derivative terms: Back Down, Withdraw



Definition of Climb-down

1. Noun. (alternative form of climb down) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Climb-down

climatological
climatologies
climatologist
climatologists
climatology
climatory
climatotherapy
climature
climatures
climaxed
climaxes
climaxing
climaxless
climb
climb-down (current term)
climb down
climb on
climb the walls
climb up
climbable
climbazole
climbdown
climbdowns
climbed
climbed the walls
climber
climbers
climbest
climbeth

Literary usage of Climb-down

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"This is indeed a CLIMB DOWN on the part of the chief disseminator of the ... in the House yesterday was distinctly in the nature of a CLIMB DOWN. ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"“How can you climb down?” asks Einstein rhetorically—a question that no doubt has ... Actually, as some of the following examples show, climb down is not ..."

3. Ninon de Lenclos by Bret (Antoine) (1904)
"... very exalted position — how shall I climb down ? My very dear friend, out of the fulness of the heart the mouth speaketh; I assure you that I still love ..."

4. The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy (1904)
"Climb down into the well, — I have dropped the bucket into it." Aleksandr said: " You have dropped it, so climb down yourself." The cow-tender said that she ..."

5. German Verbs: Primitives and Their Compounds by Benno Kirschbaum (1906)
"to climb down, to get down, to scramble down. Hi n anklet tern (* intr., sep.), to climb up, to "clamber, to toil to the top of a mountain, etc. ..."

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