double back

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double back (third-person singular simple present doubles back, present participle doubling back, simple past and past participle doubled back)

  1. (idiomatic) To retrace one's steps; to go back where one has already gone.
    They doubled back in hopes of finding the road again.
    • 2017 July 23, Brandon Nowalk, “The great game begins with a bang on Game Of Thrones (newbies)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      And now she has the real dilemma: press on to King’s Landing, where I have no doubt she could get as close to killing Cersei as anyone else, or double back to Winterfell to reunite with her family.