retrace one's steps
Definition of retrace one's steps
: to go back along the one way has come He had to retrace his steps to find his keys.
Word by Word Definitions
: a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: such as
: one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread
: a ladder rung
: to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession
: to go on foot : walk
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