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English verb: draw back

1. draw back (motion) pull back or move away or backward

SamplesThe enemy withdrew.
The limo pulled away from the curb.

Synonymsmove back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)back down, back off, back up, fall back, retreat, retrograde

Verb groupback away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw

Antonymsadvance, march on, move on, progress, go on, pass on

2. draw back (contact) use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)

Synonymspull back, retract

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pull

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