Grammar Patterns

V on n; V over n

V on n; V over n

The government has backed down on performance-related contracts.
The Allies had backed down over the 1936 re-militarization of the Rhineland.
He brooded on his failure to avert the confrontation in the woods.
Christine brooded over the cause of her broken marriage.
A gloomy silence once again descended on the room.
A deathly hush descended over Rome's Olympic Stadium.
Murdock tripped on the last step and nearly landed flat on his face.
Nancy tripped over a tree root and went sprawling.
  • brood
  • compromise
  • deliberate
  • descend
  • differ
  • disagree
  • fall
  • fawn
  • muse
  • ponder
  • prevaricate
  • procrastinate
  • ruminate
  • speculate
  • stall
  • trip
  • waffle
  • waver
  • back down
  • climb down
  • trip up
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