Draw back - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdrɒ ˈbæk|
Brit.  |drɔː ˈbæk|

verb

- pull back or move away or backward (syn: recede, retire, retreat, withdraw)
- use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ) (syn: retract)

Examples

The crowd drew back to let the firemen through.

I accepted his offer at once, lest he should draw back.

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