the tortoise retracted its head: con rùa rụt đầu vào
rút lại (lời hứa); rút lui (ý kiến); huỷ bỏ (lời tuyên bố); chối, không nhận, nuốt (lời)
to retract one's opinion: rút lui ý kiến
to retract a statement: huỷ bỏ lời tuyên bố
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rụt vào, thụt vào, co vào (cổ...)
rút lui ý kiến; nuốt lời; (pháp lý) phản cung
retracts|retracted|retractingrɪ'trækt verb +formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure +pull away from a source of disgust or fear +use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ) +pull inward or towards a center
1 withdraw, pull or draw back:
The instant he felt the heat, he retracted his hand.
If they refuse to retract their statement, I shall sue them for libel.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb 1 (formal) to say that sth you have said earlier is not true or correct or that you did not mean it: [VN] He made a false confession which he later retracted. + They tried to persuade me to retract my words. 2[VN] (formal) to refuse to keep an agreement, a promise, etc: to retract a bid / an offer 3 (technical) to move back into the main part of sth; to pull sth back into the main part of sth: [V] The animal retracted into its shell. + The undercarriage failed to retract. +[VN] The undercarriage was fully retracted.
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