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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Modify one's opinion, make it less strong; Step away from an opponent in boxing.

Usage examples (31)
  • Verb (used without object), : to back-pedal after severe criticism
  • It’s a backpedal from the claim I was addressing, as well as from Matthew’s claim.
  • Oh, now comes the backpedal from the firebrand Naderite.
  • But, you know, Al said what he said and you can backpedal. for more
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