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draw back

verb as in retract from position


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Example Sentences

Chretien de Troyes has Yvain and Gawain fighting anonymously for hours without stopping until night forces them to draw back.

These sometimes needed a force of twelve hundred pounds to draw back the string to its catch, but how they could shoot!

Drinkwater, I believe youre lying, said OLeary, with a twitching of his hands that made the other draw back abruptly.

Doing so he saw an old woman draw back the curtain and look down upon him as if searching for him with a purpose.

While doing so, draw back your left shoulder so as to throw your weight on the right side.

He ordered his cavalry to draw back and, riding up to the infantry, halted them.

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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to draw back, such as: deduct, discount, pull back, recede, recoil, and reel in.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.