English version

double back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdouble back phrasal verbRETURNto turn around and go back the way you have come The driver doubled back and headed for Howard Bay.double back on yourself We kept getting lost and having to double back on ourselves. double→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
double backBut Vicenza was half way from Venice to Verona, so if they did that they would all be doubling back.There came a time when he doubled back after the others had gone on the trail taking their cyan hardness with them.I chased one into a warehouse where he managed to double back and attack me from behind.They had doubled back and got out of the single-leaf door of the car.But our dinner doubled back away from the marksmen and headed over a ridge.The way moves cast, and then doubles back, labyrinth-like, to head north and up the stairs.double back on yourselfThe box gave out a constant stream of beeps as the Doctor walked, occasionally doubling back on himself.The compounded logic of stacked loops which doubles back on itself is the source of the strange counterintuitive behaviors of complex circuits.
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Verb table
double
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydouble
he, she, itdoubles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydoubled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave doubled
he, she, ithas doubled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad doubled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill double
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have doubled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam doubling
he, she, itis doubling
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you, we, theyare doubling
Past
I, he, she, itwas doubling
you, we, theywere doubling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been doubling
he, she, ithas been doubling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been doubling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be doubling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been doubling
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