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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see walk,‎ back.
  • v. To withdraw or back-pedal on a statement or promise; retract.

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  • Take steps to reverse an earlier decision as in "it now appears the governments are trying to walk back their decisions"

    June 1, 2008