- retrace one's steps；reverse one's previous position or opinion
verb: backtrack, 3rd person present: backtracks, gerund or present participle: backtracking, past tense: backtracked, past participle: backtracked
- 1. retrace one's steps Marilyn backtracked and went down into the basement
- ▪ reverse one's previous position or opinion the unions have had to backtrack on their demands
- 2. US pursue, trace, or monitor he was able to backtrack the buck to a ridge nearby
- retrace one's steps: she had to bypass two closer farms and backtrack to them later to backtrack a little, the case is a complex one
Oxford American Dictionary
...like along the way. Travel is only allowed in one direction, no backtracking allowed. If you do backtrack you will not have enough travel available to...
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...vehicle pollution, in particular, said the news shame the government, the has backtracked on a pledge to cut traffic on Britain's highways and ...