Definition of backpedal
: to retreat or move backward
Examples of backpedal in a Sentence
The outfielder backpedaled a few steps to catch the fly ball.
Recent Examples of backpedal from the Web
In June 1963, while with the New York Mets, Piersall backpedaled around the bases after hitting his 100th career home run.
UPDATE: Cuban has put up another post that backpedals a little and attempts to further explain his unique take on the issue.
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Definition of backpedal for English Language Learners
: to move backward with quick steps
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