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Overview of verb retract

The verb retract has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile

(formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs")

2. shrink back, retract

(pull away from a source of disgust or fear)

3. retract, pull back, draw back

(use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ))

4. draw in, retract

(pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws")

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