Backpedaling is used when one is proven wrong in an arguement and don't want to get their ass whooped!

Jessica: Why are you spreading rumors about me?

Janice: I'm not spreading rumors about you!
Jessica: I seen it on your Facebook!
Janice: That's all a misunderstanding....
Jessica: Don't start backpedaling now that you've been caught!
Janice started backpedaling her story when Jessica threatened to beat her ass!
by englandpunk September 18, 2020
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When a decision or statement is reversed, or attempts are made to make it look like it is being reversed, after it has been passed.
Usually done after decision or statement in question is observed to have been received poorly, in an attempt to preserve one's image and reputation.
Twitch is backpedaling once again after yet another greed fuelled policy change threatens a mass exodus of it's userbase
by Big Timer69 June 8, 2023
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Backpedaling is a fun, but dangerous activity. To backpedal, one must run backwards. That makes it dangerous because you can't see what is ahead of you in the direction you are running. The writer of this definition broke his wrist while preforming this exercise on the day this definition was written.
In P.E, we were backpedaling around the gym. I tripped, and broke my wrist.
by Iggsman September 20, 2013
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To reverse to an earlier part of an argument and alter and reuse it later on in the argument. Kind of like how literally backpedaling on a bike makes it reverse, so you can change directions after going the wrong way.
Person 1: The PS4 is selling more than the Xbone!
Person 2: But it doesn't have many games.
Person 1: Your Xbone is still selling less than the PS4!
Person 2: Keep backpedaling.
by DoNotEatMyBacon May 31, 2014
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An easy way to determine if your a shitter in WoW.
Oprahwindfury: “Wow look at that noob over there!”
Undeadprïest: “Yeah dude he’s been backpedaling this whole time
by Siikk October 2, 2020
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It's what happens when you go in thunderdome and talk shit to everyone who claims to be a internet badass..
Jesus fuckin christ that Rufus loser talked his own ass into a corner.. Now he's backpedaling like a muthafuc'r
by HOF manwhore December 2, 2020
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when you say something that you dont mean but then you say something else to cover it up
james: you are hot
sam: what?
james: i mean, every woman says so
sam: stop backpedaling
by hugry February 22, 2014
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