- 1[intransitive] to go back along the same route that you have just come along The path suddenly disappeared and we had to backtrack.
- 2[intransitive] to change an earlier statement, opinion, or promise because of pressure from someone or something
NAmE//ˈbæktræk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they backtrack
he / she / it backtracks
past simple backtracked
-ing form backtracking