Definition of row back in English:

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row back

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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  • At a hastily arranged briefing in Brussels, the document's authors appeared to row back.
  • Later in the week he attempted to row back.
  • He said: "Now is not the time to row back on our renewable energy targets."
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