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  • as inpalinode
  • as inrecantation
  • as inretractation
  • as inretraction
  • as inU-turn

synonyms for backtracking

  • annulment
  • denial
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • repudiation
  • reversal
  • abjuration
  • abnegation
  • about-face
  • abrogation
  • contradiction
  • disowning
  • forswearing
  • nullification
  • recall
  • revocation
  • volte-face
  • withdrawal
  • backpedaling
  • contraversion
  • gainsaying
  • reneging
  • renouncing
  • unsaying
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How to use backtracking in a sentence

If we did, we'd have to do a lot of backtracking to get back to this dead star.
ISLANDS OF SPACEJOHN W CAMPBELL
This has been done in order to avoid unnecessary backtracking.
MANASSES (BULL RUN) NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK-VIRGINIAFRANCIS F. WILSHIN
In backtracking along the highway, they encountered two extensive patches of flood water.
DAN CARTER CUB SCOUTMILDRED A. WIRT
Backtracking ourselves, we found where she had left the road and had hidden behind a big rock while we had passed.
I MARRIED A RANGERDAMA MARGARET SMITH
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WORDS RELATED TO BACKTRACKING

  • U-ey
  • backtracking
  • change of heart
  • change of mind
  • change of plan
  • eating one's words
  • one-eighty
  • retraction
  • reversal
  • sea change
  • turnaround
  • volte-face
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.