Examples of backpedal in a Sentence
The outfielder backpedaled a few steps to catch the fly ball.
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In Washington, the White House appeared to be backpedaling on plans to impose new sanctions on Russia.
But the next potential case hardly suggests backpedaling.
Dashcam video released by the Harris County sheriff’s office a few days after the shooting, showed Thomas continuing to walk toward a backpedaling Brewer, who had his gun drawn, additional cellphone footage from the scene revealed.
Arenado then threw a couple of big punches at the backpedaling Perdomo, but didn’t land anything squarely.
Perdomo fired his glove at the charging rhino with as much ill intent as a piece of leather will allow, then began backpedaling to Petco Park. Benches cleared.
Tycoons have disappeared into investigations or been forced to backpedal on acquisitions and other strategies that turned companies like Anbang, Dalian Wanda Group and HNA Group Co. into high-profile institutions in international deal-making.
The White House may have started to backpedal from Trump's initial unconditional agreement to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but Real Time host Bill Maher is still onboard.
Still, both sides of the gun control debate welcomed the effort, as President Donald Trump faced criticism for backpedaling from his earlier demands for sweeping reforms in favor of the powerful National Rifle Association.
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Definition of backpedal for English Language Learners
: to move backward with quick steps
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