Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile (formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure) "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
- S: (v) shrink back, retract (pull away from a source of disgust or fear)
- S: (v) retract, pull back, draw back (use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ))
- S: (v) draw in, retract (pull inward or towards a center) "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"