backpedal

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  • verb

Synonyms for backpedal

Words related to backpedal

pedal backwards on a bicycle

step backwards, in boxing

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modify one's opinion, make it less strong

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A high level of flexibility will enable your defensive backs to effortlessly glide in their backpedal, hip flips, speed turning, and playing the ball at its highest point.
On the coach's command the defensive back will start his backpedal, using good technique.
On the coach's command, the defensive back will start his backpedal.
Do not be high when initiating backpedal steps or turning out of your backpedal.
Then, when she doth dare to protest, he backpedals faster than the quarterbacks he chases for a living and scurries for cover behind a friend.