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retractverb

uk   /rɪˈtrækt/  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, he retracted his allegations.
[I or T] to ​pull something back or in: The ​wheels retract after the ​aircrafttakes off. The ​cat retracted ​itsclaws.
retractable
adjective uk   /rɪˈtræk.tə.bəl/  us   /rɪˈtræk.tə.bəl/
Cats have retractable ​claws.
retraction
noun [C] uk   /rɪˈtræk.ʃən/  us   /rɪˈtræk.ʃən/
The ​newspaperprinted a retraction for ​theirpreviouserror.
(Definition of retract from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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retractverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈtrækt/
to say ​publicly that you will not do something you had said you would do, or to ​admit that something that you had said was ​true is ​false: [T] She had to retract ​statements in ​publishedarticles.
To retract is also to ​pull something back or in: [T] The ​pilot retracted the ​landinggearsoon after takeoff.
(Definition of retract from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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retractverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈtrækt/
to take back an ​offer or ​statement, etc. or ​admit that a ​statement was ​false: retract a statement/comment/decision A ​political uproar ​followed, and he quickly retracted his comments.retract an offer/a bid The EPA then retracted the ​offer with little explanation. retract an ​endorsement/accusation/criticism
(Definition of retract from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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