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retract Saltos de línea: re|tract
Pronunciación: /rɪˈtrakt/

Definición de retract en inglés:

verbo

1Draw or be drawn back or back in: [with object]: she retracted her hand as if she’d been burnt [no object]: the tentacle retracted quickly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The parachute had retracted in a mere fraction of a second, so quickly that Alan barely saw it withdraw.
  • Once its trajectory was straightened out, the wings of the plane retracted to the sides, for they would only slow it down.
  • With the push of a button, a section of the teak aft sun deck retracts and is replaced with an artificial grass surface replete with automatic golf tees that pop up 500 floating golf balls.
Sinónimos
2 [with object] Withdraw (a statement or accusation) as untrue or unjustified: he retracted his allegations
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They then retracted their statement and said that some of the injuries were old.
  • By retracting his confession he lost the opportunity of being considered for parole.
  • He said: "I do not retract what I have put in writing."
Sinónimos
take back, withdraw, unsay, recant, disown, disavow, disclaim, abjure, repudiate, renounce, reverse, revoke, rescind, annul, cancel, go back on, backtrack on, do a U-turn on, row back on;
British do an about-turn on
2.1Withdraw or go back on (an undertaking): the parish council was forced to retract a previous resolution
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The seller, John Leitch, did send in a link to the auction page earlier this morning showing £110,000 had been bid and the reserve met - but this bid was later retracted.
  • Your Honours, I made some concessions either explicit or implicit on the last occasion which I wish to retract.
  • Several weeks later, Pioneer retracted its decision, allegedly due to concern about unfavorable publicity and pressure from its labor union.

Derivados

retractable

1
Pronunciación: /rɪˈtraktəb(ə)l/
adjetivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Most cats have feet, obviously, with retractable claws.
  • In the eighteenth century folding furniture became fashionable, and designers vied with each other to invent furniture with adjustable, movable, and retractable parts.
  • Externally, hundreds of metres of optic fibres and irrigation pipes bring life and light to the landscaped terraces, which sit beneath the retractable wing-like canopies.

retraction

2
Pronunciación: /rɪˈtrakʃ(ə)n/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I apologize for any contrary implication, and I hereby make a complete retraction.
  • The 1790s, which saw doubt caused by the delay and then the retraction of the promise to waive the state's rights to royal oaks, were a turning point for the wealthier peasantry.
  • Raising interest rates in a period of expansion puts a crimp on growth; lowering rates during a time of retraction will not get a soul to borrow simply for the sake of borrowing.

retractive

3
adjetivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • It would require a sudden transformation of forelimbs from a retractive, terrestrial, weight-bearing stroke to a depressive, protractive, aerial, thrust-generating stroke.
  • Elastic fibers and alveolar myofibroblasts localize to ends and bends where retractive forces develop during inspiration, but not at junctions, which are reinforced with collagen fibers.
  • Propulsive and retractive forces are each capable of damaging the nerves, but significant damage is most likely to occur when these forces are combined.

Origen

Late Middle English: from Latin retract- 'drawn back', from the verb retrahere (from re- 'back' + trahere 'drag'); the senses 'withdraw (a statement') and 'go back on' via Old French from retractare 'reconsider' (based on trahere 'drag').

Más
  • abstract from Middle English:

    The Latin source of abstract, meant literally ‘drawn away’ and is from abstrahere, from the elements ab- ‘from’ and trahere ‘draw off’. The use in art dates from the mid 19th century. Trahere is found in many English words including: attract (Late Middle English) with ad ‘to’; portrait (mid 16th century), something drawn; protract (mid 16th century) with pro ‘out’; retract (Late Middle English) and retreat (Late Middle English) both drawing back; and words listed at train.

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