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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When an idiot says something stupid, then tries to cover it up by saying something stupid again.
Person 1: ur gay
Person 2: I love you too.
Person 1: Just kidding man, you're cool.
Person 2: Quit backpedaling.
by bumerhoomorr34 January 28, 2019
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(a)When you break up with a lover, boyfriend/girlfriend, friend with benefits etc. and the you start seeing them again at a future date.

(b)When you break up with someone and then start dating them in the future again.
Man... you went on a date with Emma? You are a backpedaling fool.

I thought you broke up with him girl? Why you backpedaling again?
by LOOSH January 24, 2013
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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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i tried doin that shit on my bike when i was a kid and i fell and broke my fuckin hand. so i punched my bike and broke my other hand! couldnt play cod for weeks!
dont try backpedaling on your bike kids
by BillBollock October 17, 2020
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the act of running backwards at either normal or high intensity
Today Coach Rob showed us how to backpedal.
I will never be the same again.
by jleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee March 14, 2011
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1) Jen Psaki's favorite activity in the Biden Administration
2) what you aren't supposed to do in an intellectual argument after being proven wrong
if you don't want to make a total fool of yourself please don't go backpedaling definition 2)
by sexydimma March 11, 2021
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