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retract
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • It was shrinking very fast, growing balder and balder, the black hair and stubble retracting into his skull; his cheeks becoming smooth, his skull round and covered with a peachlike fuzz… A baby’s head now sat grotesquely on top of the thick, muscled neck of the Death Eater as he struggled to get up again; but even as they watched, their mouths open, the head began to swell to its previous proportions again; thick black hair was sprouting from the pate and chin… ’It’s Time,’ said…

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  • The cat retracted her claws.
  • She retracted her earlier statements after getting to know him better.

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