Meaning of “backtrack” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “backtrack” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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backtrackverb [ I ]

us /ˈbækˌtræk/

to go back the same way you came, or to consider information again:

We need to backtrack a bit and examine the history of this problem.

If you backtrack from something you previously said or agreed to do, you begin to stop supporting it:

The government backtracked on plans that would have increased taxes.

(Definition of “backtrack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)