meaning of backtrack

backtrack meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"retrace one's actions," figuratively, by 1896, from literal sense, with regards to hunted foxes, from back (adv.) + track (v.). Related: Backtracked; backtracking.

backtrack meaning in General Dictionary

retrace your training course

Sentence Examples with the word backtrack

They were quick to backtrack when they saw she was upset, but their persistence annoyed her.

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