draw back
intransitive verb Date: 14th century to avoid an issue or commitment

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  • draw back — [v] retract from position deduct, discount, pull back, recede, recoil, reel in, retreat, sheathe, shrink, start back, subtract, take away, withdraw; concepts 195,213 Ant. forge, go forward, start …   New thesaurus

  • draw|back — «DR BAK», noun. 1. anything that makes a situation or experience less complete or satisfying; unfavorable condition; disadvantage; hindrance: »Our trip was interesting, but the rainy weather was a drawback. 2. money paid back from a charge made:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw back — index retreat, shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • draw-back — (drô bak) s. m. Terme de commerce. Remboursement, fait à la sortie de certains produits fabriqués, d une somme équivalente au droit d entrée qu a payé, sous forme de matière première, le produit qu on exporte.    Au plur. Des draw backs.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • draw back — phrasal verb Word forms draw back : present tense I/you/we/they draw back he/she/it draws back present participle drawing back past tense drew back past participle drawn back 1) [intransitive] to move away from someone She drew back in horror. 2) …   English dictionary

  • draw back — phr verb Draw back is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bolt, ↑fist …   Collocations dictionary

  • draw back — Synonyms and related words: avoid, back down, back out, beat a retreat, blench, blink, cringe, discount, disengage, dodge, draw in, draw off, duck, evade, fade, fall back, flinch, funk, give ground, give place, go back, hang back, jib, knock off …   Moby Thesaurus

  • draw back — I retreat, cower (see fear, escape). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. withdraw, recede, draw in; see retreat 1 , 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat: fall back, pull back, pull out, retire,… …   English dictionary for students

  • draw back — verb 1. pull back or move away or backward (Freq. 8) The enemy withdrew The limo pulled away from the curb • Syn: ↑withdraw, ↑retreat, ↑pull away, ↑recede, ↑pull back, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw back — {v.} To move back; back away; step backward; withdraw; move away from. * /When the man spotted the rattlesnake, he drew back and aimed his shotgun./ * /The children drew back from the dog when it barked at them./ * /When the pitcher drew back his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw back — {v.} To move back; back away; step backward; withdraw; move away from. * /When the man spotted the rattlesnake, he drew back and aimed his shotgun./ * /The children drew back from the dog when it barked at them./ * /When the pitcher drew back his …   Dictionary of American idioms

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