Synonym: annul, cancel, invalidate, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke, withdraw. Similar words: attract, active transport, abstract, contract, distract, attraction, contractor, attractive. Meaning: [rɪ'trækt] v. 1. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure 2. pull away from a source of disgust or fear 3. use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ) 4. pull inward or towards a center.
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1, You may retract that statement.
2, They tried to persuade me to retract my words.
3, The undercarriage on light aircraft does not always retract in flight.
4, Mr Smith hurriedly sought to retract the statement, but it had just been broadcast on national radio.
5, The wheels retract after the aircraft takes off.
6, She had to retract her charge.
7, The undercarriage failed to retract.
8, A cat can retract its claws.
9, Torn muscles retract, and lose strength, structure, and tightness.
10, The sea otter can retract the claws on its front feet.
11, A cat can retract its claws, but a dog can't.
12, The Financial Times therefore had to retract that point.
13, Mori has apologized, but refused to retract the statement.
14, At first it might help to retract the iron a little.
15, Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth. Joseph Joubert
16, Only two patients were unable to retract their foreskins, and in both there had been no effort at early mobilisation.
17, Though he confessed several times,(sentencedict.com) Gatorano tried to retract his confessions during the proceedings.
18, Do you retract that statement that you signed... as to pencil?
19, The stairs then retract, turning the stairway into a sheer slope and dumping the adventurers down to the bottom.
20, To retract ( something spoken ); unsay.
21, Immediately publish corrections regarding these points and retract ALL the untruthful publications.
22, They were in collusion and attempted to retract their testimony.
23, He's hoping that if he makes me feel guilty,[http://sentencedict.com/retract.html] I'll retract.
24, Equally, you might use ambiguous words which your superiors treat as a resignation which they will not allow you to retract.
25, Galileo was not the first scientist to be forced to retract his theories.
26, In the Airbus, once Alpha protection is reached the spoilers automatically retract, giving the plane greatly increased ability to climb.
27, They are different from the views that he is saying are ours, and I wish that he would retract that.
28, But torture was applied and Fian confessed, only to retract his confession later.
29, Stretching through pre-traction of the hip-joint on the wall-side with isochronic retract of the outside shoulder.
30, When pneumonia becomes severe, children may experience lower chest wall indrawing, where their chests move in or retract during inhalation (in a healthy person, the chest expands during inhalation).
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