Translation of "backpedal" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

backpedal

verb [ I ] uk /ˈbækˌped.əl/ /ˌbækˈped.əl/ us /ˈbækˌped.əl/ /ˌbækˈped.əl/ -ll- or US usually -l-
BICYCLE 腳踏車,單車,自行車

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

倒踏腳踏車腳踏板
Some types of bike have brakes that you operate by backpedalling. 有些自行車以倒踏腳踏板刹車。
CHANGE OPINION 變卦

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

改變立場;出爾反爾;變卦
As soon as I said I thought she was wrong, she started backpedalling. 我一說我覺得她錯了,她就開始變卦。
He said he'd help, but now he's starting to backpedal (on his promise). 他說過會幫忙的,但現在開始變卦了。

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

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