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row back

Definition of row back in English:

Reverse an earlier decision or previously held opinion; backtrack: he rowed back on his comments the following day if the government attempts to row back from its commitments, disaster will result
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  • Yesterday he seemed to be rowing back from his previous night's attacks on capitalist greed.
  • There can be no rowing back on that commitment.
  • The company has now completed the U-turn in its strategy which has seen it rowing back from its grand plans to become a multinational multi-utility.
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