to back down: to move away from an original idea
Stand up for your rights and don’t back down!
to break down: when communication between two parties stops
Unfortunately, our on-going business agreement broke down after two years.
to play down: to make something seem less imporatant
He played down the fact that he had just won a million dollars.
to set down: to put into writing
The terms and conditions are yet to be set down in the company’s handbook.
to note down: to write something briefly
Why don’t I note down your cell number and we’ll go for coffee sometime?
to hand down: to inherit something from another individual
Peter was kind enough to hand down his father’s watch to Henry.
to kneel down: to crouch close to the floor
Quick, kneel down so Bill doesn’t see us!
to settle down: to become calm or establsih stable living
The Jacobson’s were so pleased to finally find a house and settle down.
to stand down: to resign or give up one’s working position
After a successful ten years at the top, the CEO finally decided to stand down.
to wind down: to start coming to an end
The match was winding down and the trophy was in their sight.