Definition of Backpedaled

1. Verb. (American English) (past of backpedal) ¹



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Definition of Backpedaled

1. backpedal [v] - See also: backpedal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backpedaled

backover
backovers
backpack
backpackable
backpacked
backpacker
backpackers
backpacking
backpacking tent
backpacks
backpay
backpays
backpedal
backpedaled (current term)
backpedaling
backpedalled
backpedalling
backpedals
backpiece
backpieces
backplane
backplanes
backplate
backplates
backport
backported
backporting
backports

Literary usage of Backpedaled

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Under Orders: War Crimes in Kosovo by Fred Abrahams (2001)
"... although his press office later backpedaled from that estimation.36 Still, the unproven claims by top government officials at the height of the war led ..."

2. Enhancing Productivity Growth in the Information Age by Dale Weldeau Jorgenson, Charles W. Wessner, National Academies Press (U.S., National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"Dr. Mankiw drew a chorus of criticism from Congress and quickly backpedaled, although other leading economists supported him. ..."

3. Ninth Day of Creationby Leonard Crane by Leonard Crane (2000)
"Stark backpedaled. "No... No... I wouldn't say that, exactly. Encourage is the word I'd use. We'd encourage them. That's all." The President pursed his lips ..."

4. Republic by Charles Edward Sheehan-miles (2007)
"Kenny backpedaled. "No you don't. That's silly." He finally settled down for breakfast while Murphy began making his lunch. Kenny had been diagnosed with ..."

5. From Behemoth to Microship: Two Platforms for Technomadic Adventure by Steven K. Roberts (2000)
"... a ball detent pin into a temporary fixture on the hull, and slowly backpedaled... she effortlessly glided along the dock and turned to face open water. ..."

6. A Touch of Dangerby Michael William Paulson by Michael William Paulson (2005)
"Derek backpedaled out of her grasp on trembling legs. "I was in that Mexican jail for nearly two months! Never, again ! " "For which you were fully ..."

7. The Baker Street Bunch and the Missing Honeybees Mystery by Michael W. Paulson (2005)
"She backpedaled; her face pinked with pain. Strom cocked one hip; grinning. "Erik and that other crazy American have taken all of you in! ..."

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