Translation of "backpedal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

backpedal

verb [ I ] uk /ˈbækˌped.əl/ /ˌbækˈped.əl/ us /ˈbækˌped.əl/ /ˌbækˈped.əl/ -ll- or US usually -l-
BICYCLE 自行车

to move the pedals (= parts you operate with your feet) backwards on a bicycle

倒踏自行车脚踏板
Some types of bike have brakes that you operate by backpedalling. 有些自行车通过倒蹬脚踏板刹车。
CHANGE OPINION 变卦

to change an opinion that you had expressed before, or do something different from what you had said you would do

改变立场;出尔反尔;变卦
As soon as I said I thought she was wrong, she started backpedalling. 我一说我觉得她错了,她就开始变卦。
He said he'd help, but now he's starting to backpedal (on his promise). 他说过会帮忙的,但现在开始变卦了。

(Translation of “backpedal” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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