Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun draw_back

1 sense of drawback

Sense 1
drawback -- (the quality of being a hindrance; "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan")
       => disadvantage -- (the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb draw_back

2 senses of draw back

Sense 1
withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back -- (pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
retract, pull back, draw back -- (use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ))
       => pull -- (apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin")

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