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English definition of “draw back”

draw back

phrasal verb with draw
 
/drɔ/ verb (past tense drew, past participle drawn)
to move away from someone or something: She drew back in fear when she saw the snake.
(Definition of draw back from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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