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retract
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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
  • During the second interview, Nathan even retracted baptism as a specific program, and suggested we might organize some kind of sprinkling.
    Book 2 — Revelation (12% in)
  • Now, after stretching his wings he retracts them again, stretches out his head, and waddles, making his tedious way up one branch and down another.
    Book 2 — Revelation (52% in)

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