V on n
II.13 The 'back-pedal' groupThese verbs are concerned with not having a fixed attitude. This includes:
changing a plan
breaking a promise
not making a decision
The government has backed down on plans to turn all schools in England into academies.
Last week he appeared to back-pedal on that statement, but it was too late.
The President has begun to renege on promises he made when the talks began.
He legalised opposition parties but tried to stall on the question of a national conference.
The government has U-turned on its education policy yet again.
In the case of compromise and stall, the preposition on (or upon) is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
back-pedal backtrack compromise default flip-flop prevaricate procrastinate rat renege soft-pedal stall stonewall U-turn waffle waver back down cave in climb down go back hang back
The government is unlikely to compromise on ending emergency rule there.