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backtrack

verb [I]  /ˈbækˌtræk/ us  
to go back the same way you came, or to consider information again: We need to backtrack a bit and examine the history of this problem. If you backtrack from something you previously said or agreed to do, you begin to stop supporting it: The government backtracked on plans that would have increased taxes.
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