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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 draw back /drɔˈbæk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Draw v. i.
 1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well.
 Note:A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind.
 2. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
    The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep.   --John iv. 11.
 3. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
    Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their minds, that it may not draw too much.   --Addison.
 4. Med. To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc.
 5. To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
 6. To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
    So soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and as thou drawest, swear horrible.   --Shak.
 7. To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures. “Skill in drawing.”
 8. To become contracted; to shrink. “To draw into less room.”
 9. To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; -- with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, draw nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect.
 10. To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon.
    You may draw on me for the expenses of your journey.   --Jay.
 11. To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
 12. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating. “Greater hulks draw deep.”
 To draw to a head. (a) Med. To begin to suppurate; to ripen, as a boil. (b) Fig.: To ripen, to approach the time for action; as, the plot draws to a head.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 draw back
      v 1: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew";
           "The limo pulled away from the curb" [syn: withdraw, retreat,
            pull away, recede, pull back, retire, move
      2: use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound
         or an organ) [syn: retract, pull back]