Definitions

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  • verb literally To move backwards away from something.
  • verb idiomatic To become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.
  • verb idiomatic To lower the setting of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb move backwards from a certain position
  • verb remove oneself from an obligation

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