Retract

usgb/rɪˈtrækt/Volume
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Physical RetractionPlay
Used when something physically moves back or re-enters its previous position. SlideShe retracted her hand from the flame.
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Safety MechanismPlay
Often relates to devices or parts designed to retract for safety or convenience. SlideThe seatbelt automatically retracts after being unbuckled.
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Subtle MovementPlay
Refers to small movements, not necessarily the whole object withdrawing. SlideThe turtle retracted its head into its shell.