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retract
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

3 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
  • If they mentioned it aloud, she might retract it.
    p. 269.6
  • The cuffs had retracted into the armrest, the blue helmet had been lifted from his head, and Mr. Curtain was at his desk, making a note in his journal and speaking quietly into his unseen intercom.
    p. 324.7
  • The cuffs and helmet had not retracted.
    p. 462.4

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