What does backpedal mean?

Definitions for backpedal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backpedal(verb)

    pedal backwards on a bicycle

  2. backpedal(verb)

    step backwards, in boxing

  3. backpedal(verb)

    modify one's opinion, make it less strong


  1. backpedal(Verb)

    To pedal backwards on a bicycle.

  2. backpedal(Verb)

    To step backwards.

    The player had to backpedal before catching the ball.

  3. backpedal(Verb)

    To distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.

    Though initially adopting a hard-line stance, the politician soon started to backpedal.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backpedal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backpedal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • идти на попятныйRussian

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