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Overview of verb recede

The verb recede has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back

(pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")

2. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede


3. recede

(become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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