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back·track

 (băk′trăk′)
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.

backtrack

(ˈbækˌtræk)
vb (intr)
1. to return by the same route by which one has come
2. to retract or reverse one's opinion, action, policy, etc
ˈbackˌtracking n

back•track

(ˈbækˌtræk)

v.i.
1. to return over the same course or route.
2. to withdraw from an undertaking, position, etc.; reverse a policy.
[1715–25, Amer.]

backtrack


Past participle: backtracked
Gerund: backtracking

Imperative
backtrack
backtrack
Present
I backtrack
you backtrack
he/she/it backtracks
we backtrack
you backtrack
they backtrack
Preterite
I backtracked
you backtracked
he/she/it backtracked
we backtracked
you backtracked
they backtracked
Present Continuous
I am backtracking
you are backtracking
he/she/it is backtracking
we are backtracking
you are backtracking
they are backtracking
Present Perfect
I have backtracked
you have backtracked
he/she/it has backtracked
we have backtracked
you have backtracked
they have backtracked
Past Continuous
I was backtracking
you were backtracking
he/she/it was backtracking
we were backtracking
you were backtracking
they were backtracking
Past Perfect
I had backtracked
you had backtracked
he/she/it had backtracked
we had backtracked
you had backtracked
they had backtracked
Future
I will backtrack
you will backtrack
he/she/it will backtrack
we will backtrack
you will backtrack
they will backtrack
Future Perfect
I will have backtracked
you will have backtracked
he/she/it will have backtracked
we will have backtracked
you will have backtracked
they will have backtracked
Future Continuous
I will be backtracking
you will be backtracking
he/she/it will be backtracking
we will be backtracking
you will be backtracking
they will be backtracking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backtracking
you have been backtracking
he/she/it has been backtracking
we have been backtracking
you have been backtracking
they have been backtracking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backtracking
you will have been backtracking
he/she/it will have been backtracking
we will have been backtracking
you will have been backtracking
they will have been backtracking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backtracking
you had been backtracking
he/she/it had been backtracking
we had been backtracking
you had been backtracking
they had been backtracking
Conditional
I would backtrack
you would backtrack
he/she/it would backtrack
we would backtrack
you would backtrack
they would backtrack
Past Conditional
I would have backtracked
you would have backtracked
he/she/it would have backtracked
we would have backtracked
you would have backtracked
they would have backtracked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.backtrack - retrace one's coursebacktrack - 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"

backtrack

verb
1. (often with on) retract, withdraw, retreat, draw back, recant, back-pedal The finance minister backtracked on his decision.
2. retrace your steps, go back, reverse, retreat, move back, back-pedal We had to backtrack to the corner and cross the street.

backtrack

verb
To move in a reverse direction:
Idiom: retrace one's steps.
Translations

backtrack

[ˈbæktræk] VI
1. (on route, journey) → desandar el camino, dar marcha atrás
2. (fig) (in account, explanation) → ir más atrás, retroceder; (= renege) (on promise, decision) → echarse atrás, dar marcha atrás (on en)

backtrack

[ˈbækˌtræk] vi (retrace one's steps) → tornare indietro (fig) (backpedal) → fare marcia indietro
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