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〔 rIˋtrækt 〕


〔 riˊtrækt 〕

Overview of verb retract

The verb retract has 4 senses

  • abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile -- (formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs")

  • shrink back, retract -- (pull away from a source of disgust or fear)

  • retract, pull back, draw back -- (use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ))

  • draw in, retract -- (pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws")