walk back

verb

Definition of walk back

US

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to retreat from or distance oneself from (a previously stated opinion or position) < … try not to say anything in the primary campaign that you might need to walk back in the general election. — The Progressive Populist> < … has tried to walk back his suggestion about Japan, in particular, claiming in recent days that he “never said” that the Asian nation should acquire nuclear weapons. — Julian Hattem>

2006

First Known Use of walk back

2006


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