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What is another word for backpedaling?

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Verb
Present participle for to reverse one's previous action or opinion
“He said the chancellor would not backpedal on his decision to change his holiday plans and vacation in Germany.”
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Present participle for to renege on, or fail to honor, an obligation or promise
“He has been talking to those pastors behind the scenes, trying to backpedal on his promise as if the matter is over and there's nothing he can do.”
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Present participle for to go back along the same route one has just traveled
“We decided to backpedal once it became apparent that we were heading in the wrong direction.”
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Present participle for to retract something said or done
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Present participle for to refuse to admit the truth or existence of
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Present participle for to renege or change one's mind on a position, agreement or promise
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Present participle for to move back or away from a place or situation
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Present participle for to give up one's resistance against an enemy or opponent
Noun
A reversal of policy, attitude or principle
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