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backtrack
i. When transmitted on radio by the air traffic controller, it means that the aircraft should turn through 180° on the runway after landing and taxi in the opposite direction (i.e., toward the runway end from which the aircraft has landed).
ii. In air, to turn through approximately 180° and follow the same track in the reverse direction.
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In such situations the aggrieved party simply backtracked on its statement instead of withdrawing the complaint, leaving the court with no option other than to acquit the accused.
Firstly, the government backtracked in the joint committee, second time the standing committee backtracked and for the third time the Parliament backtracked," he added.
But she has since backtracked on the story, telling an American magazine: "I read that Jennifer had banned me from the premiere for being too polarising, but I know now that it wasn't true.
Mayor James Hahn has flipped and flopped and now backtracked on whether anything might be wrong with the way City Hall contracts are awarded and contractors are shaken down for political campaign contributions.
London, July 31 (ANI): Just a couple of months ago the Duchess of York accused her late mother Susan Barrantes of beating her up during her childhood, but now she has backtracked on her comments by saying it was just a joke.
Ministers backtracked after a string of writers accused them of "cultural vandalism" over the scrapping of the Bookstart scheme.
In a brief address to analysts during a conference call, Stewart, chairwoman, CEO and founder, backtracked from a statement she made in March that the government investigation regarding her sale of ImClone Systems Inc.
That flyby was unrecognized until 77 years later, when modern astronomers detected the space rock and backtracked its orbit.
So far, the Prime Minister's austerity Coalition with the Liberal Democrats has backtracked on the economy, the NHS, university fees and grants to sixth-formers.
One of the most notable changes of direction occurred in gold funds, which started off the year with a strong gain but then backtracked.