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retract
used in Sycamore Row

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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
  • At 2:30, Erby carefully climbed the steps of the retractable stairs and disappeared into the attic.
    p. 335.9
  • Retractable staircase; at least two cluttered rooms chock-full of files; a small kitchen with a broken window, no lock.
    p. 334.7
  • The retractable stairs were flimsy and squeaked, but he managed to pull them down with little racket.
    p. 335.1

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