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Definition 1: use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ) - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for draw back in the sense of this definition

(draw back is a kind of ...) apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

"Pull the rope" "Pull the handle towards you" "pull the string gently" "pull the trigger of the gun" "pull your knees towards your chin"

Definition 2: pull back or move away or backward - [verb of motion]

Samples where draw back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enemy withdrew
  • The limo pulled away from the curb

Synonyms for draw back in the sense of this definition

(draw back is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of draw back ) move back and away from

"The enemy fell back"

(... is a kind of draw back ) move back

"The glacier retrogrades"

(... is a kind of draw back ) move backwards from a certain position

"The bully had to back down"

(draw back has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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