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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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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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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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To retract something said or done
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To refuse to admit the truth or existence of
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To surrender or end all resistance to
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To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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To move back or away from a place or situation
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