Examples of backpedal in a Sentence
The outfielder backpedaled a few steps to catch the fly ball.
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This was his first Tweet — a (semi-)congratulatory nod to the Democrat: But Trump backpedaled quickly, trying to distance himself from the losing Republican.
The official was backpedaling in Coleman's direction and Coleman pushed him down trying to avoid him.
Diggs had his eyes on Trubisky the entire time and simply backpedaled in the end zone, and the ball came directly to him.
In an early morning tweet, the commander-in-chief backpedaled from his endorsement of Roy Moore after the Republican candidate lost to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday.
But later in the first quarter, Webster backpedaled while covering Eagles receiver Mack Hollins.
On the Eagles' last drive, Roback backpedaled against the Army rush and somehow completed a 17-yard pass to Jaron Johnson along the right side on a fourth-and-3 play.
Hill backpedaled to the left side of the field and caught a pass from Turpin.
But after authorities secured his release, the family said, the hospital backpedaled.
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