HyperDic: draw_back

English > 2 senses of the expression draw back:
VERBmotiondraw back, withdraw, retreat, pull away, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
contactdraw back, retract, pull backuse a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
English > draw back: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningpull back or move away or backward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymswithdraw, retreat, pull away, recede, pull back, retire, move back
Narrowerback up, back off, back downMove backwards from a certain position
fall backmove back and away from
retrograde, retreatMove back / back
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositeadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Similar toretreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdrawmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
Spanishalejarse, jubilar, retirarse, retirar, retroceder, suprimir
Catalanallunyar-se, apartar-se, jubilar, retirar-se, retirar, retrocedir, suprimir
English > draw back: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningUse a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsretract, pull back
Broaderpullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

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