backtrack

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verb back·track \ˈbak-ˌtrak\

Definition of backtrack

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to retrace one's courseb :  to go back to an earlier point in a sequence

  3. 2 :  to reverse a position

Examples of backtrack in a sentence

  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.

1870

First Known Use of backtrack

1870


BACKTRACK Defined for English Language Learners

backtrack

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verb back·track \ˈbak-ˌtrak\

Definition of backtrack for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BACKTRACK Defined for Kids

backtrack

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verb back·track \ˈbak-ˌtrak\

Definition of backtrack for Students

backtracked

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backtracking

  1. :  to go back over a course or a path



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