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RETRACT





Definition:

  1. [verb] formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
    Synonyms: abjure, recant, forswear, resile

  2. [verb] pull away from a source of disgust or fear
    Synonyms: shrink back

  3. [verb] use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
    Synonyms: pull back, draw back

  4. [verb] pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"
    Synonyms: draw in

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