Word "RETRACT" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
Synonyms:
draw back, pull back

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
Synonyms:
abjure, forswear, recant, resile
Examples:
He retracted his earlier statements about his religion

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
pull away from a source of disgust or fear
Synonyms:
shrink back

Crossword Clues for RETRACT

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Clue Source Date
Take back pamphlet produced by Royal Engineers The Telegraph Cryptic 27 Sep 2021
Withdraw The Guardian Speedy 19 Sep 2021
Soldiers with land vehicle -- soldiers to leave, pull back The Telegraph Cryptic 09 Sep 2021
Withdraw (statement) The Telegraph Quick 08 Sep 2021
Take back Wall Street Journal 20 Mar 2021
Withdraw retweet about Oriental Jaguar up on top of tree Irish Times Crosaire 06 Feb 2021
Take back, as a statement Family Time 05 Oct 2020
Unsay The New Yorker 23 Mar 2020
Upstanding president takes time to withdraw The Telegraph Toughie 20 Nov 2019
Cancel The Telegraph Quick 03 Nov 2019
Take back or recant The Sun Two Speed 19 Mar 2019
Withdraw religious education pamphlet The Sun Two Speed 19 Mar 2019
Withdraw, as an accusation USA Today 20 Sep 2018
Take back The Times Concise 22 Mar 2018
Withdraw, as an accusation
Withdraw The Telegraph Quick 02 Nov 2017
Withdraw (a statement) The Times Concise 08 Sep 2017
Withdraw both note and pamphlet The Telegraph Cryptic 07 Aug 2017
Take back tons wagoner brought up The Times Cryptic 03 Jul 2017
Take back Thomas Joseph 25 Apr 2017
Withdraw religious education pamphlet The Telegraph Cryptic 07 Dec 2016
Draw back in The Telegraph Quick 13 Sep 2016
Withdraw a statement Irish Times Simplex 01 Apr 2016
Army section given large area of land to take back The Times Cryptic 24 Aug 2015
Withdraw, as a statement Newsday 06 Jul 2015
Draw back The Times Concise 16 Feb 2015
Reverse backwards in dustcart erratically The Telegraph Toughie 14 Jan 2015
Withdraw, as a statement
Pull back, as talons
Take back, as a false charge
Draw back
Take back, as a public statement
Take back
Take back
Take back, as a public statement
Take back, as a public statement
Recant
Take back, as a statement
Put your claws back in
Take back
Withdraw
Take back
Take back
Eat your words
Take back
Withdraw
Disavow
Draw back
Eat crow, formally
Back down
Disavow something.
Disavow.
Draw back.
Unsay.
Back water.
Disavow (a statement).
Swallow one's words.
Rescind.
Withdraw.
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