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Verb
Present participle for to reverse one's previous action or opinion
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“He said the chancellor would not backpedal on his decision to change his holiday plans and vacation in Germany.”
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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for die down; let up
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Present participle for retract
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Present participle for state that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of
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Present participle for wind back
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Present participle 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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Shrinking back
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A reversal of policy, attitude or principle
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Noun
The act of recanting or something recanted
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