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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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