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Definition of draw back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

draw back

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
to move away from someone or something He came close but she drew back.

draw back (from something/from doing something)

 
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to choose not to take action, especially because you feel nervous We drew back from taking our neighbors to court.
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