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backpedal

see definition of backpedal
  • verbbacktrack
  • verbretrace one's step
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Synonyms for backpedal

verb backtrack
  • fall back
  • retract
  • about-face
  • back
  • change
  • rethink
  • retreat
  • retrograde
  • reverse
  • withdraw
  • retrocede

Antonyms for backpedal

  • advance
  • meet
  • remain
  • stay
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More words related to backpedal

back away

verb. move away backwards
  • back out
  • backpedal
  • crawfish
  • pull back
  • retreat
  • withdraw

backtrack

verb. retrace one's step

cop out

verb. abandon, quit

copping out

verb. abandon, quit

double back

verb. retrace one's steps

repeal

verb. declare null and void
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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