how to pronounce backpedal

/ˈbækˌpɛdəl/

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backpedal is pronounced in three syllables

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bækpɛdəl

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An example use of backpedal in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to backpedal on efforts to get back to …”

meanings of backpedal

verb:

  1. To step backwards.
  2. To distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.
  3. To pedal backwards on a bicycle.

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