double back

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(intr, adverb) to go back in the opposite direction (esp in the phrase double back on one's tracks)
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double back

Reverse one's course, go back the way one has come. For example, The officer lost the suspect, who had doubled back on him. This term, at first put simply as to double, is used largely to describe a way of evading pursuit. [Late 1500s]

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