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English definition of “draw back”

draw back

phrasal verb with draw     /drɔː/ verb (past tense drew, past participle drawn)
to move away from someone or something, usually because you are surprised or frightened: She drew back in disgust when she saw the snake.Making short, sudden movementsRunning away and escaping
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