Part of speech:
To take back or away; remove:
(Rail transport, of a driver at a terminal station) to depart driving the train following the train they arrived into the station driving, so as to decrease service turnaround time.
To draw back, as from a blow, difficulty, etc.
To found; establish:
(Law) To enter a demurrer.
To avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight path or established pattern.
To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
To lower, turn, or bend (the head, body, etc.) suddenly, as in avoiding a blow or in hiding
To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
A flat curved airfoil, that spins about an axis perpendicular to the direction of flight, that was originally used in various parts of the world as hunting weapons or, in returnable types, for sports or training.
A sharp reaction; a repercussion.
The effect produced by an allergen
A quick recovery from or reaction to disappointment or depression:
The act of bringing or sending something back to a previous place, condition, or owner:
To throw or toss with a quick abrupt motion.
To get rid of (a habit)
To cause to react; specif., to produce a chemical change in
To have repercussions: said as of an event or action [a governmental decision reverberating throughout the entire economy]
To turn or move in the opposite direction.
To move back or away, especially in fear:
To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
(Archaic) A driving back or being driven back by something resistant; rebound; recoil
To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
To withdraw or recoil
spring back; spring away from an impact
To cause to close or snap shut, as by a spring
To spring back from a surface after striking it, as a ball does; bounce; rebound
To make a ricochet motion
To crouch down or draw oneself together so as to seem smaller
(Old-fashioned) To be afraid
To explode as a backfire
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