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backpedal

verb
     
Related topics: Bicycles, Carts, Horses
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]
1 to change your opinion or not do something that you had promised to do [↪ backtrack]:
They are backpedalling on the commitment to cut taxes.
2TTB to pedal backwards on a bicycle
3 to run or walk backwards

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