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Backtrack   /bˈæktrˌæk/   Listen

Retrace one's course.  Synonyms: double back, turn back.

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"Backtrack" Quotes from Famous Books

... conviction grew upon him that he was crawling in a small circle,—the very circle he had just made. Some way, he had missed the snowshoe trail. He did not remember how on his journey out he had once been obliged to backtrack a hundred yards and start on at a new angle. He had merely come to that point from which he had turned back. He could not find the trail because he was at ...
— The Snowshoe Trail • Edison Marshall

... mid-1992 in a dispute over privatization plans, social security reform, and tax and price increases, and his new economics czar, Stephanos MANOS, is a respected economist committed to renovating the ailing economy. However, a national elections due by May 1994 will probably prompt MITSOTAKIS to backtrack on economic reform. In 1993, the GDP growth rate likely will remain low; the inflation rate probably will continue to fall, while remaining the highest in the EC. National product: GDP - purchasing power equivalent - ...
— The 1993 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

Words linked to "Backtrack" :   double back, turn back, return

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