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retract
used in Misery

2 uses
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Definition
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
  • It had fallen in some way that was keeping the lock's tongue from retracting completely.
    Part 1 — Annie (95% in)
  • In his mind he could see the rocker beginning to move in its dusty little alcove; he could see the lock's tongue begin to retract.
    Part 1 — Annie (83% in)

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