Definition of climbdown noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

climbdown

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈklaɪmdaʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklaɪmdaʊn//
 
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an act of admitting that you were wrong, or of changing your position in an argument The Chancellor was forced into a humiliating climbdown on his economic policies.