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Definition of takes backwater

take backwater

verb - intransitive

  • To abandon an opinion or attitude after being confronted with opposition or disagreement.

    "The commissioner took backwater a day later, when several angry constituents appeared at the public meeting."

    Last edited on Aug 09 2011. Submitted by Anonymous from Eastern, KY 41640, USA on Aug 09 2011.

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