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recede

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2 to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable)
  • After the rain stops, the floodwaters should gradually recede.
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give ground, give way, lose ground

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recede, retreat, retract, back mean to move backward. recede implies a gradual withdrawing from a forward or high fixed point in time or space.
    • the flood waters gradually receded
retreat implies withdrawal from a point or position reached.
    • retreating soldiers
retract implies drawing back from an extended position.
    • a cat retracting its claws
back is used with up, down, out, or off to refer to any retrograde motion.
    • backed off on the throttle


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