double back

phrasal verb

doubled back; doubling back; doubles back
: to turn around and return on the same path
I'm going to double back to see if I dropped the ring on the way here.

Examples of double back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As next week’s elections loom, Virginia parents are thinking about teacher shortages and the long wait at bus stops when drivers have to double back on routes, about their children’s mental health and their pandemic learning setbacks. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 Hilmi, assuming the collision was minor, said good-bye and doubled back. Nathan Thrall, Curbed, 25 Oct. 2023 He’s focused on more than fripperies, though: there are three Internet carriers here, for a double back up and blazing speeds, as well as cell service across the property, a rarity even at the toniest lodges. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2023 Most days, Herron will run 10 to 15 miles and then doubles back for six or seven miles after a four-to-eight-hour rest period. Christine Yu, Outside Online, 10 Feb. 2023 The lot came with removable, chromed, double back bar beer taps, and a custom wooden shelf. Brittany Bowker,, 5 June 2023 He’s expected to contend for the 10,000-meter title on Aug. 20 and may double back to vie for the podium in the 5,000 meters as well. Jonathan W. Rosen, New York Times, 12 Aug. 2023 Heritage Auctions Removable, chromed, double back bar beer taps are pictured on a custom wooden shelf. Brittany Bowker,, 5 June 2023 Back at the Bullseye Trail junction, the route doubles back to the trailhead where a colorful map kiosk shows the entire trail system layout and more ways to enjoy the quieter side of Verde Valley hiking. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 2 June 2023 See More

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“Double back.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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