from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To go back over the course by which one has come.
  • intransitive v. To return to a previous point or subject, as in a lecture or discussion.
  • intransitive v. To reverse one's position or policy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act of backtracking
  • v. to retrace one's steps
  • v. to repeat or review work already done
  • v. To taxi down an active runway in the opposite direction to that being used for takeoff

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. retrace one's course


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