double back

double back
verb
retrace one's course
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The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back

Syn: ↑backtrack, ↑turn back
Hypernyms: ↑return
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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double back
To go back in the direction one has just come, but usu not by the same route
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Main Entry:double

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ˌdouble ˈback [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they double back he/she/it doubles back present participle doubling back past tense doubled back past participle doubled back] phrasal verb
to turn and go back in the direction that you have come from

We doubled back through the fields to the village.

double back on yourself:

When you get to the roundabout, you need to double back on yourself.

Thesaurus: to move, or to move something away or backsynonym
Main entry: double

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double back [phrasal verb]
: to turn around and return on the same path

I'm going to double back to see if I dropped the ring on the way here.

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Main Entry:double

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ˌdouble ˈback derived
to turn back and go in the direction you have come from
Main entry:doublederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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