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[ verb ] pull back or move away or backward

Examples

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

Used in print

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

His hair had receded most of the way to the back of his neck .

2
[ verb ] move back and away from

Synonyms

retire fall_back

Examples

"The enemy fell back"

Used in print

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

His sandy hair was already beginning to thin and recede at the sides , and Abel looked quickly away .

3
[ verb ] become faint or more distant

Examples

"the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"

Related terms

change ebb receding

4
[ verb ] retreat

Related terms

gain regress recession

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