Translation of "backpedal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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backpedalverb [ I ]

uk /ˈbækˌped.əl/ /ˌbækˈped.əl/ us /ˈbækˌped.əl/ /ˌbækˈped.əl/ -ll- or US usually -l-

backpedal verb [ I ] (BICYCLE)

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

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。

backpedal verb [ I ] (CHANGE OPINION)

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

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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