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backpedal

See definition of backpedal on Dictionary.com
  • verbbacktrack
  • verbretrace one's step

synonyms for backpedal

  • fall back
  • retract
  • about-face
  • back
  • change
  • rethink
  • retreat
  • retrograde
  • reverse
  • withdraw
  • retrocede
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antonyms for backpedal

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  • advance
  • meet
  • remain
  • stay
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    Lors shoved the Terran as he came in and watched him backpedal into the side of the scout ship.
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    WORDS RELATED TO BACKPEDAL

    • back out
    • backpedal
    • crawfish
    • pull back
    • retreat
    • withdraw
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