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backtrack

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbacktrackback‧track /ˈbæktræk/ verb [intransitive]  1 CHANGE YOUR MINDto change an opinion or promise that you gave so that it is not as strong as it was earlierbackpedalbacktrack on The president is backtracking on his promise to increase health care spending.2 RETURNto return by the same way that you came We had to backtrack about a mile.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
backtrackWhitney Hedgepeth started her real life a couple of years ago, then backtracked.Clinton backtracked and apologized the next day, and never raised the question again.Since returning from his Easter break in Florida he has bungled and backtracked even in his fief, the Senate.Quinn backtracked in his mind to the beginning of the case.If union leaders start to backtrack now, they'll lose their supporters.Don't worry about backtracking on a bad decision.The President seems to be backtracking on some of his election promises.There is increased pressure on Congress to backtrack on some of the welfare cuts imposed last year.There should be a system allowing users to backtrack over previous links.This makes it very easy to backtrack your session.
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Verb table
backtrack
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybacktrack
he, she, itbacktracks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybacktracked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave backtracked
he, she, ithas backtracked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad backtracked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill backtrack
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have backtracked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam backtracking
he, she, itis backtracking
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you, we, theyare backtracking
Past
I, he, she, itwas backtracking
you, we, theywere backtracking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been backtracking
he, she, ithas been backtracking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been backtracking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be backtracking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been backtracking
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