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intr.v. back·tracked, back·track·ing, back·tracks
1. To go back over the course by which one has come.
2. To return to a previous point or subject, as in a lecture or discussion.
3. To reverse one's position or policy.
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1. to return by the same route by which one has come
2. to retract or reverse one's opinion, action, policy, etc
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1. to return over the same course or route.
2. to withdraw from an undertaking, position, etc.; reverse a policy.
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Past participle: backtracked
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|Verb||1.||backtrack - retrace one's course; "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"|
return - go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"
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1. (often with on) retract, withdraw, retreat, draw back, recant, back-pedal The finance minister backtracked on his decision.
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backtrack[ˈbækˌtræk] vi (retrace one's steps) → tornare indietro (fig) (backpedal) → fare marcia indietro
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