Choose not to do something that one was expected to do: the government has drawn back from attempting reform
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of draw back in:
- The British & World English dictionary