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retract v.
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blench v.flinch, withdraw, retreat
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draw back v. & exp. & phr.withdraw, return, retreat
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hang back v. & exp. & phr.follow, pull, chase
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pull back v. & exp. & phr.withdraw, return, retreat
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recoil v.withdraw, return, retreat
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avoid retreat, recoil, recede
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blink withdraw, retreat, react
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cringe v.withdraw, retreat, dodge
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dodge withdraw, retreat, react
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duck withdraw, retreat, react
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evade retreat, recoil, recede
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fall back exp. & phr. & v.follow, return, stick
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flinch v.withdraw, retreat, dodge
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quail v.withdraw, return, retreat
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reel withdraw, retreat, recoil
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retreat v.withdraw, return, dodge
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shrink v.withdraw, return, retreat
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start withdraw, retreat, react
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swerve withdraw, retreat, react
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