Translation of "backtrack" - English-Spanish dictionary

backtrack

verb uk /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.

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.

(Translation of “backtrack” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)