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Verbs (19)

pull in one's horns, crawfish out, crawfish, back away, back out, pull back, withdraw, retreat
v. make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
pull back, draw
v. stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
pull back
v. move to a rearward position; pull towards the back; "Pull back your arms!"
move back, pull back, draw back, pull away, retire, recede, retreat, withdraw
v. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

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change by reversal, reverse, turn
v. change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
withdraw, disengage
v. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
withdraw, retire
v. lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
travel away, go away, depart, go
v. go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
take a hop, resile, ricochet, reverberate, recoil, rebound, bound, spring, bounce
v. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
settle, subside
v. sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
decline
v. go down; "The roof declines here"
quail, recoil, wince, shrink, cringe, funk, squinch, flinch
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
retire
v. go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position; "He retired at age 68"

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come
v. cover a certain distance; "She came a long way"
plunge
v. dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress, advance
v. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
work, make
v. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
go by, go past, pass by, travel by, pass, surpass
v. move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
go about, set about, approach
v. begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"

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