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backtrack

backtrack

See also: back-track

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Noun

backtrack (plural backtracks)

  1. the act of backtracking

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backtrack (third-person singular simple present backtracks, present participle backtracking, simple past and past participle backtracked)

  1. to retrace one's steps
    I dropped my sunglasses and had to backtrack to find them.
  2. to repeat or review work already done
    If we backtrack through this problem, maybe we can figure out where we went wrong.
  3. (aviation) To taxi down an active runway in the opposite direction to that being used for takeoff
    Speedbird One: Enter and backtrack Runway 27 Left

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