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Double back   /dˈəbəl bæk/   Listen
Double back

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

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"Double back" Quotes from Famous Books

... I mistrust that officer. He had a crafty face, and as we said we belonged to a village down the ghauts, he may have a suspicion that we have been trying to throw him off our scent, and think we should be sure to double back ...
— The Tiger of Mysore - A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib • G. A. Henty

... genial-hearted, pious man, the whole extent of his life from boyhood until now, full of charity and kindly deeds, as autumn fields with heavy wheaten ears; the clergyman, I say—for the sentence is becoming unwieldy on my hands, and one must double back to secure connexion—read out in that silvery voice of his, which is sweeter than any music to my ear, those chapters of the New Testament that deal with the birth of the Saviour. And the red-faced rustic congregation hung on the ...
— Christmas - Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse • Various

... of the two-mile wall of red men with their smoking weapons, the panic-stricken rabbits scurried helplessly. Soon or late they must double back to their burrows, soon or late ...
— Bruvver Jim's Baby • Philip Verrill Mighels

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