Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
intr.v. back·tracked, back·track·ing, back·tracks
1. To go back over the course by which one has come.
2. To return to a previous point or subject, as in a lecture or discussion.
3. To reverse one's position or policy.
1. to return by the same route by which one has come
2. to retract or reverse one's opinion, action, policy, etc
1. to return over the same course or route.
2. to withdraw from an undertaking, position, etc.; reverse a policy.
Past participle: backtracked
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||backtrack - retrace one's course; "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"|
return - go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"