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draw back

Definition of draw back in English:

Choose not to do something that one was expected to do: the government has drawn back from attempting reform
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  • Both companies looked at floating two years ago but drew back in the face of falling share prices.
  • It draws back from the frenzied pursuit of marketing novelties and technological turnover and assumes the measured pace of humane and sustainable values.
  • The genial married priest, who has six children, draws back from calling the people of the area pagans and denies he came from Uganda to convert.
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