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Translation of "backtrack" - English-Spanish dictionary

backtrack

verb   /ˈbæk.træk/
to go back along a path that you have just followed retroceder We went the wrong way and had to backtrack till we got to the right turning.1593
to say that you did not mean something you said earlier or say that you have changed your opinion dar marcha atrás ‘All right,’ he backtracked, ‘It’s possible that I was mistaken.’ The officers were forced to backtrack on their statements. She refused to backtrack from her criticisms of the proposal.1166
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