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verb as in backpedal

verb as in retrace one's step

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For instance, if Spot walks out of Wi-Fi range, it will stop and backtrack its steps until it starts receiving commands again so it won’t get lost and walk off a platform in an off-shore rig, for example.

Last month, the San Dieguito Union School District in Encinitas backtracked on its plan to fully reopen in January, according to KPBS.

Google quickly backtracked on that guidance after local SEOs brought it to the company’s attention, and the messaging disappeared shortly after.

If the FDA backtracks on its commitment to consult the independent advisory board, or if the agency’s leaders reject the committee’s advice, it would be a sign that they’re acting under political pressure without scientific support.

Contreras backtracked, agreeing that he should have, Roark said.

That will be immensely difficult if Mr. Modi continues to backtrack on economic reform.

“The amount of time you spend at the gym is not enough time to backtrack in your waist training,” she says.

As a wave of revulsion spread across the internet, he began to backtrack.

Words just spill out of her mouth too quickly and she has to backtrack.

He tried to backtrack and get the last words that Crowley should have given him.

Following their backtrack through the forest, therefore, they proceeded towards the place where they had left their horses.

To-morrow I'll sell the grub and backtrack to the coast to guard it.

Loring realized he had made a mistake and tried to backtrack.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to backtrack, such as: fall back, retract, reverse, about-face, back, and change.

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