Verb back-track Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

Alternative form of backtrack

More definition: return over the same course or route. withdraw from an undertaking, position, etc.; reverse a policy.

1. to return by the same route by which one has come

2. to retract or reverse one's opinion, action, policy, etc Derived Formsbacktracking, nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"retrace one's steps," figuratively, by 1896, from literal sense, with reference to hunted foxes, from back (adv.) + track (v.). Related, Backtracked; backtracking.

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