backtrack

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
backtrack

Third-person singular
backtracks

Past tense
backtracked

Past participle
backtracked

Present participle
backtracking

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