1. [ verb ] pull back or move away or backward
Synonyms: retreat withdraw draw_back move_back retire pull_back pull_away

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

Related terms: travel back_up retreat withdrawal
2. [ verb ] move back and away from
Synonyms: retire fall_back

"The enemy fell back"

Related terms: advance withdraw ebb retrograde disengagement
3. [ verb ] become faint or more distant

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

Related terms: change ebb receding
4. [ verb ] retreat
Synonyms: lose fall_behind fall_back drop_off
Related terms: gain regress recession
Similar spelling:   rescued