take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
pull back or move away or backward;
remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"