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- Verb

To withdraw; to recall; to disavow; to recant; to take back; as, to retract an accusation or an assertion.

- Verb

To draw back; to draw up or shorten; as, the cat can retract its claws; to retract a muscle.

- Verb i.

To take back what has been said; to withdraw a concession or a declaration.

- Verb

To take back,, as a grant or favor previously bestowed; to revoke.

- Verb i.

To draw back; to draw up; as, muscles retract after amputation.

- Noun

The pricking of a horse's foot in nailing on a shoe.

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