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backtrack

verb back·track \ˈbak-ˌtrak\

: to go back over a course or path

: to return to something that was mentioned before

: to completely change what you think or say about something

Full Definition of BACKTRACK

intransitive verb
1
a :  to retrace one's course
b :  to go back to an earlier point in a sequence
2
:  to reverse a position
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Examples of BACKTRACK

  1. The hikers realized they had made a wrong turn and would have to backtrack.
  2. Let me backtrack for a moment and pick up our previous conversation.

First Known Use of BACKTRACK

1904

Rhymes with BACKTRACK

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BACK TRACK Defined for Kids

backtrack

verb back·track \ˈbak-ˌtrak\
back·trackedback·track·ing

Definition of BACKTRACK for Kids

:  to go back over a course or a path

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