used in Wuthering Heights
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to take back; or to move back or in
in various senses, including:
- to take back something previously said — such as a promise or opinion
- to move back or in — such as an airplane's landing gear, or pulling your hand back after being burned
- in surgery, the use of a medical instrument to draw skin or an organ back out of the way
- You have pledged your word, and cannot retract.'
Chapter 9 (26% in)
- If you doubt, encourage her to retract her word, and you'll have an opportunity of judging!'
Chapter 27 (83% in)
- 'I'll not retract my word,' said Catherine.
Chapter 27 (84% in)
There are no more uses of "retract" in Wuthering Heights.