Definition Of backtrack
pursue, trace, or monitor.
he was able to backtrack the buck to a ridge nearby
retrace one's steps.
she had to bypass two closer farms and backtrack to them later
Example Of backtrack
A counterbattery radar system can backtrack the path of enemy projectiles to the launch site and automatically provide location information, telling friendly forces where to fire.
A district council has been forced to backtrack on its proposed council tax rise after being warned that it risked being capped.
Aberdeen council was recently forced to backtrack on its single status plans after council workers threatened industrial action.
Based on their observations, Henry and his colleagues were able to backtrack the Abell 754 collision to its two constituent galaxy clusters, with one smaller than the other.
Because there were no other lynx tracks in the area, I was able to backtrack the lynx to the site where the deer was first attacked.