retrace one's steps

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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.

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“Retrace one's steps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retrace%20one%27s%20steps. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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