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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backtrack, turn back, double backverb

    retrace one's course

    "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"


  1. backtracknoun

    the act of backtracking

  2. backtrackverb

    to retrace one's steps

    I dropped my sunglasses and had to backtrack to find them.

  3. backtrackverb

    to repeat or review work already done

    If we backtrack through this problem, maybe we can figure out where we went wrong.

  4. backtrackverb

    To taxi down an active runway in the opposite direction to that being used for takeoff

    Speedbird One: Enter and backtrack Runway 27 Left


  1. Backtrack

    Backtrack is a song recorded by British soul recording artist Rebecca Ferguson, taken as the lead single from the deluxe edition of her debut album Heaven (2012). The song was written by Ferguson and Jonny Lattimer, who produced the track with Tim Baxter as well. The song was released on 14 October 2012 in the United Kingdom, the day before the release of the deluxe edition of Heaven. The single already features as a bonus track on the U. S. version of Heaven. "Backtrack" contains elements of soul, jazz and pop. The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 15, making it Ferguson's second top twenty hit.


  1. backtrack

    Backtrack refers to the act of returning or retracing one's steps to a previous point or position, especially in the context of problem-solving where it is necessary to revisit and revise earlier decisions or actions. It can also mean to go back in a process to explore alternative solutions or paths.


  1. BackTrack

    BackTrack was a distribution based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use. It was named after backtracking, a search algorithm. In March 2013 the Offensive Security team later replaced it with a successor product, Kali Linux.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backtrack in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backtrack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of backtrack in a Sentence

  1. Raymond Foster:

    [Law enforcement] could also be dropping remote motion sensors to ensure that the escapees don’t backtrack on them, some motion sensors take a picture, some report back that someone is walking in that area.

  2. Alex Scott:

    Germany starting to backtrack and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz looking at doing a new deal with Senegal on gas supply. That's a worrying sign for the G7 unity in May for shifting out of fossil fuels, what's happening in Germany at the moment is sending the wrong message.

  3. Justin Amash:

    I really believe that if Liz Cheney had not seen the whole party moving, Liz Cheney would not have moved either. And that, to me, is indicative of the problem we have in Congress that people are waiting until they feel they're safe. I think Liz Cheney thought Liz Cheney was safe. Liz Cheney moved. Now Liz Cheney's got no choice, Liz Cheney can't backtrack.

  4. Lue Elizondo:

    The level of interest is reaching a critical mass, i think [government officials realize that] it would be like putting the cat back in the bag or like putting toothpaste back in the tube. Now that the government has acknowledged the reality of unexplained aerial phenomenon … it’s going to be real hard to backtrack.

  5. Dan Ritchie:

    When we heard Jim Jordan say Jim Jordan wasn't aware, everyone just thought,' Are you kidding ?' i like Jim Jordan, but I think Jim Jordan took the wrong stance off the get go and now Jim Jordan can't backtrack.

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Translations for backtrack

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  • отстъпка, отстъпвам, връщам сеBulgarian
  • ZurückverfolgenGerman
  • retroceder, repasar, retrocesoSpanish
  • رد گم کردنPersian
  • ripassare, retrocessione, analizzare, arretrare, retrocedere, rivedere, parcheggiare contropistaItalian
  • breken metDutch
  • отступать, отходитьRussian
  • gå tillbakaSwedish

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