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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of backtrack.

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Examples

  • What the NY Daily News fails to mention is that Palin backtracked her criticism of Rush Limbaugh’s use of the word retard.

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  • So your saying that, according to TPM, Emanuel has "backtracked" from something he didn't say?

    Emanuel Backtracks From 'Trigger' Comments; Dem Says CoS Made "Hell Of A Mistake"

  • POLITICAL ANALYST: He did, and I think she kind of backtracked a little bit today.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2009

  • You suggest I "want it both ways", an accusation that is generally taken to mean someone is advancing two contradictory propositions (and hence that the argument has logical flaws), and then on no basis whatever that I've "backtracked" implying that I'm losing the argument.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • And then all of a sudden, the computers kind of backtracked and said no, there was only one earthquake.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2007

  • And so the president kind of backtracked earlier this week.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2007

  • He kind of backtracked and said I don't mean to draw a straight line between Hillary Clinton's vote for the war in Iraq and what happened in Pakistan today, but he did make the same argument that Obama has been making about diverting resources away from getting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan because of the war in Iraq and he did not back off of that.

    CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2007

  • And then all of a sudden, the computers kind of backtracked and said no, there was only one earthquake.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2007

  • She then kind of backtracked on her initial contract with the Morenos, where she was going to be paid $15,000 to be a surrogate and carry one baby for them.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2005

  • She then kind of backtracked on her initial contract with the Morenos, where she was going to be paid $15,000 to be a surrogate and carry one baby for them.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2005

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