backtrack

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backtrack(
bahk
-
trahk
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to retrace one's steps)
a. retroceder
Once you backtrack to exit 2A, take route 101 to San Francisco.Una vez que retroceda a la salida 2A, tome la ruta 101 a San Francisco.
b. volver atrás
We are on the wrong trail. We'll have to backtrack to the fork.Estamos en el sendero equivocado. Vamos a tener que volver atrás a la bifurcación.
2. (to reverse a position)
a. retractarse
Albert had to backtrack on what he said about Ellis and John.Albert tuvo que retractarse de lo que dijo acerca de Ellis y John.
b. dar marcha atrás
The government backtracked on their policy of free-floating exchange rate.El gobierno dio marcha atrás con su política de tipo de cambio flotante.
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backtrack
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (retrace one's steps)
a. volver atrás, retroceder
we backtracked to the main roadrecorrimos el camino de vuelta hasta la carretera principal
2. (renege)
a. retractarse, volverse atrás
to backtrack on a promiseincumplir una promesa
to backtrack on a decisionretractarse de una decisión
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backtrack [ˈbæktræk]
intransitive verb
1 (on route, journey) desandar el camino; dar marcha atrás
2 (in account, explanation) ir más atrás; retroceder
Can we just backtrack a little and look at your schooldays? (renege)
(on promise, decision) echarse atrás; dar marcha atrás;on en
The committee backtracked by scrapping the controversial bonus system The finance minister backtracked on his decision
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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