draw back


draw back
recoil, withdraw, retreat

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • draw back — index retreat, shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • draw-back — (drô bak) s. m. Terme de commerce. Remboursement, fait à la sortie de certains produits fabriqués, d une somme équivalente au droit d entrée qu a payé, sous forme de matière première, le produit qu on exporte.    Au plur. Des draw backs.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • draw back — phr verb Draw back is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bolt, ↑fist …   Collocations dictionary

  • draw back — Synonyms and related words: avoid, back down, back out, beat a retreat, blench, blink, cringe, discount, disengage, dodge, draw in, draw off, duck, evade, fade, fall back, flinch, funk, give ground, give place, go back, hang back, jib, knock off …   Moby Thesaurus

  • draw back — {v.} To move back; back away; step backward; withdraw; move away from. * /When the man spotted the rattlesnake, he drew back and aimed his shotgun./ * /The children drew back from the dog when it barked at them./ * /When the pitcher drew back his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw back — {v.} To move back; back away; step backward; withdraw; move away from. * /When the man spotted the rattlesnake, he drew back and aimed his shotgun./ * /The children drew back from the dog when it barked at them./ * /When the pitcher drew back his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw back — intransitive verb Date: 14th century to avoid an issue or commitment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • draw back — verb a) to retreat from a position b) to move backwards …   Wiktionary

  • To draw back — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draw — (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draw — Draw, v. i. 1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well. [1913 Webster] Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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