Synonyms of climb down in English:

climb down

See definition of climb down


1‘Sandy climbed down the ladder’


descend, go down, come down, move down, shin down

2‘the Government had to climb down over its claim that it was offering the miners a pay increase’


back down, admit defeat, concede defeat, surrender, capitulate, yield, give in, give up, give way, cave in, submit

retreat, backtrack, back-pedal

admit that one is wrong, retract one's words, eat one's words, eat humble pie

do a U-turn, do an about-face, row back, shift one's ground, sing a different song, have second thoughts

British do an about-turn

North American informal eat crow