verb (used with object), re·traced, re·trac·ing.
to trace backward; go back over: to retrace one's steps.
to go back over with the memory.
to go over again with the sight or attention.
Origin of retrace
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to go back over (one's steps, a route, etc) againwe retraced the route we took last summer
to go over (a past event) in the mind; recall
to go over (a story, account, etc) from the beginning
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