back‧ped‧al past tense and past participle backpedalled, present participle backpedalling British English, past tense and past participle backpedaled, present participle backpedaling American English [intransitive]
to change your opinion or not do something that you had promised to do [↪ backtrack]:
They are backpedalling on the commitment to cut taxes.
to pedal backwards on a bicycle
to run or walk backwards