retract

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retract(
rih
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trahkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to withdraw)
a. retractarse de
When asked to retract his allegations, he refused.Cuando se le pidió que se retractara de sus acusaciones, se negó.
b. retirar
She refused to retract what she had said, causing an impasse between the two sides.Se negó a retirar lo dicho, abocando a ambas partes a un callejón sin salida.
2. (to draw back in)
a. retraer
I was trying to get the cat to retract its claws, which were caught in my sweater.Estaba intentando que el gato retrajera las garras, porque se le habían enganchado en mi suéter.
b. replegar (landing gear)
A hydraulic system is used to retract the plane's undercarriage.Para replegar el tren de aterrizaje del avión, se utiliza un sistema hidráulico.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to withdraw a statement)
a. retractarse
Let's give them a chance to retract before we take any legal action.¿Por qué no les damos la oportunidad de retractarse antes de poner el asunto en manos de abogados?
b. desdecirse
I'm not prepared to retract, whatever the consequences.No estoy dispuesta a desdecirme, sean cuales sean las consecuencias.
4. (to be drawn back in)
a. retraerse
If you touch a sea anemone, it will retract.Si tocas una anémona de mar, se retrae.
b. replegarse (landing gear)
The plane's wheels failed to retract after takeoff.Las ruedas del avión no se replegaron tras el despegue.
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retract
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (statement, offer)
a. retractarse de
2. (claws)
a. retraer
3. (undercarriage)
a. replegar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (person)
a. retractarse
5. (claws)
a. retraerse
6. (undercarriage)
a. replegarse
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retract [rɪˈtrækt]
transitive verb
1 [+statement] retractar; retirar
2 (draw in) [+claws] retraer; [+head] meter; (Téc) [+undercarriage etc] replegar
intransitive verb
1 (apologize) retractarse; desdecirse
he refuses to retract se niega a retractarse or desdecirse
2 (be drawn in) retraerse; meterse; (Téc) replegarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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