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retract

verb uk   us   /rɪˈtrækt/ formal
[T] to take back an offer or statement, etc. or admit that a statement was false: retract an invitation/confession/promise When questioned on TV, the minister retracted his allegations. [I or T] to pull something back or in: The wheels retract after the aircraft takes off. The cat retracted its claws.
retractable
adjective uk   us   /-ˈtræk.tə.bl̩/
Cats have retractable claws.
retraction
noun [C] uk   us   /-ˈtræk.ʃən/
The newspaper printed a retraction for their previous error.
Translations of “retract”
in Vietnamese thụt vào…
in Spanish retraer, encoger…
in Thai หดกลับ…
in Malaysian masuk ke dalam…
in French rétracter…
in German einziehen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撤銷, 撤回, 收回…
in Indonesian menarik masuk…
in Russian брать назад (слова и т. д.), отрекаться…
in Turkish söylediğini geri almak, caymak, dönmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撤销, 撤回, 收回…
in Polish odwołać, wycofać…
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