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Present participle for to retract or pull something back inside
“The recurve requires less than half the effort of the longbow to draw back the string.”
Present participle for to retreat or withdraw from a place or position
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“Thus, should the Emperor, as was expected, invade Bohemia, the main army would draw back up the Elbe.”
(somewhat rare) Present participle for to deduct an amount from a total
“Decide on the amount you wish to draw back from your pool of earnings.”
Present participle for make a sudden flinching movement out of fear or pain
Present participle for to take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
Present participle for isolate or hide away
Present participle for to separate from something else, or into smaller pieces
Present participle for to discontinue or no longer provide (something previously supplied or offered)
Moving back
The movement or flow of the tide out to sea
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