Part of speech:
To remove from use, consideration, etc.
to draw back or in
To remove is to take something away, eliminate something or take something off.
To change or undergo change in one's thinking or in a position:
To withdraw or renounce (beliefs or statements formerly held), esp. in a formal or public manner
To cause to move backward or in a reverse direction:
To deny is defined as to refuse to admit something, refuse to agree to something, refuse to acknowledge something or refuse to accept something.
To refuse to acknowledge or accept as one's own; repudiate.
To summon back to awareness of or concern with the subject or situation at hand:
(Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; revoke
To decide or declare that one will no longer adhere to (a belief or position); reject.
To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
(Intransitive) To turn something inside out or upside down.
To cancel or invalidate by withdrawing or reversing
To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.
To make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support
To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
To fall away or back; decline or recede.
To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark:
To cede or give back (a territory, for example); return.
(Archaic) To move or seem to move backward.
(Intransitive) To receive something willingly.
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
(Intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
To bounce or spring back; rebound; specif., to come back into shape or position after being pressed or stretched
pull away from a source of disgust or fear
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