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verb [intransitive/transitive] retract pronunciation in British English /rɪˈtrækt/
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present tense
present participleretracting
past tenseretracted
past participleretracted
  1. 1
    to say that something that you previously said or wrote is not true
    The President’s political adviser later retracted this statement.
  2. 2
    if part of an object or animal retracts, or if it is retracted, it is pulled backwards or inside it
    The cat immediately retracted its claws.
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