Backpedal Definition

backpedaled, backpedaling, backpedalled, backpedalling, backpedals
To move the pedals of a bicycle or similar vehicle backward, especially to apply a brake.
American Heritage
To press backward on the pedals of a bicycle, as to brake.
Webster's New World
To move backward by taking short quick steps, as in boxing or football.
American Heritage
To move backward quickly, as in boxing to avoid blows.
Webster's New World
To retreat or withdraw from a position or attitude.
The senator later backpedaled on the issue.
American Heritage

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