To draw back

to receive back, as duties on goods for exportation.

See also: draw

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
But it was impossible to draw back. He had only to recall his brother's wife, to remember how that sweet, delightful Varya sought, at every convenient opportunity, to remind him that she remembered his generosity and appreciated it, to grasp the impossibility of taking back his gift.
Was it for nothing that I warned you, solemnly warned you, to draw back, when I found you bent on discovering the truth?
mousquetaires!" And suspending himself by the arm from the balcony, he allowed himself to drop amidst the crowd, which began to draw back from a house that rained men.
'Well, Bill?' but for a girl to draw back and say, 'No, really, Bill!' in a tone not exactly of loathing, but certainly of pained aversion, is a deliberately unfriendly act.
This will soon make him odious to his subjects, and becoming poor he will be little valued by any one; thus, with his liberality, having offended many and rewarded few, he is affected by the very first trouble and imperilled by whatever may be the first danger; recognizing this himself, and wishing to draw back from it, he runs at once into the reproach of being miserly.
Fortunately, I managed to draw back unseen, and, taking care to stamp heavily with my sea-boots at the foot of the cabin stairs, I made my second entry.
A retraction, by definition, is to draw back or in, as back into the frame or receiver.
He further described their announcement as drawing back from elections, adding that "there are several ways to draw back from running to elections, and this is one of them".
Even after comfortably finding a place in their respective 15member World Cup squads, both the premium spinners decided to draw back their names from the list.
Soon, two deer came in, and as I started to draw back my bow, a third deer blew behind me and scared the two others away.
He added: "I would urge the unions to draw back from the brink.