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double back

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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theydouble back
he/she/itdoubles back
present participledoubling back
past tensedoubled back
past participledoubled back
  1. 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.

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