draw back - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theydraw back
he/she/itdraws back
present participledrawing back
past tensedrew back
past participledrawn back
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move away from someone

    She drew back in horror.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to pull something such as a curtain into an open position

    They heard the sound of a bolt being drawn back.

See also main entry: draw