backpedal

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backpedal /ˈbækˌpɛdl̟/ verb
backpedals US backpedaled or chiefly British backpedalled US backpedaling or chiefly British backpedalling
backpedal
/ˈbækˌpɛdl̟/
verb
backpedals US backpedaled or chiefly British backpedalled US backpedaling or chiefly British backpedalling
Learner's definition of BACKPEDAL
[no object]
: to move backward with quick steps
sometimes used figuratively
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