verb \ˈbak-ˌpe-dəl\

: to move backward with quick steps

Full Definition of BACKPEDAL

intransitive verb
:  to retreat or move backward

Examples of BACKPEDAL

  1. The outfielder backpedaled a few steps to catch the fly ball.

First Known Use of BACKPEDAL


Rhymes with BACKPEDAL


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