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Past tense for to reverse one's previous action or opinion
“He said the chancellor would not backpedal on his decision to change his holiday plans and vacation in Germany.”
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Past tense for to renege on, or fail to honor, an obligation or promise
“He has been talking to those pastors behind the scenes, trying to backpedal on his promise as if the matter is over and there's nothing he can do.”
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Past tense for to go back along the same route one has just traveled
“We decided to backpedal once it became apparent that we were heading in the wrong direction.”
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Past tense for retract
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Past tense for to refuse to admit the truth or existence of
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Past tense for to give up one's resistance against an enemy or opponent
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Past tense for to avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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Past tense for to move back or away from a place or situation
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