Backtrack - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæktræk|  American pronunciation of the word backtrack
Brit.  |ˈbaktrak|  British pronunciation of the word backtrack


- retrace one's course


The hikers realized they had made a wrong turn and would have to backtrack.

Let me backtrack for a moment and pick up our previous conversation.

The President is backtracking on his promise to increase healthcare spending.

We had to backtrack about a mile.

Clinton seems to be backtracking on his policy on Bosnia.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: backtrack
he/she/it: backtracks
present participle: backtracking
past tense: backtracked
past participle: backtracked
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