[ US /ˈbækˌpɛdəɫ/ ]
  1. modify one's opinion, make it less strong
  2. step backwards, in boxing
  3. pedal backwards on a bicycle
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How To Use backpedal In A Sentence

  • They are backpedalling on the commitment to cut taxes.
  • If they then backpedal with the "oh, we're about to file it" then you can simply reply, "Well, when I am served with the copy of the complaint, then you can discuss the case with my attorney, but I have nothing more to say until I have reviewed the court complaint with my attorney. Fake Debt Collectors 'Moreno And Woods' Strike Again - The Consumerist
  • Has marginal timed speed, his backpedal is stiff and high and he often gets turned around by the slot receivers and tight ends working the short area ...
  • Some types of bike have brakes which you operate by backpedalling.
  • Obama can "backpedal" and "Walkback" all he wants but it is too late, Obama is nothing short of satanic. Latest Articles
  • It’s a backpedal from the claim I was addressing, as well as from Matthew’s claim. Matthew Yglesias » Staggeringly Off-the-Mark Forecasts of European Economic Preeminence
  • And then I started backpedalling and trying to weasel out of it, because I really hadn't expected him to say yes.
  • Should she claim she was French on her mother's side or backpedal ? THE LAST PLACE
  • Some types of bike have brakes which you operate by backpedalling.
  • At any rate, the backpedalling is pretty amusing, though: Balloon Juice » 2007 » June
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