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recede 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/riˈsēd/,
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recedes, 3rd person singular present; receding, present participle; receded, past tense; receded, past participle;
  1. Go or move back or further away from a previous position
    • - the flood waters had receded
    • - his footsteps receded down the corridor
  2. (of a quality, feeling, or possibility) Gradually diminish
    • - the prospects of an early end to the war receded
  3. (of a man's hair) Cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead
    • - his dark hair was was receding a little
    • - a receding hairline
  4. (of a man) Begin to go bald in such a way
    • - Fred was receding a bit
  5. (of a facial feature) Slope backward
    • - a slightly receding chin
  6. Withdraw from (an undertaking, promise, or agreement)


  1. withdraw: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
  2. fall back: retreat
  3. become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"
  4. (receding) a slow or gradual disappearance
  5. receding(a): (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back
  6. (receding) the act of becoming more distant
  7. to move back, to move away; to take back
  8. (receding) (of a man's hair) cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead. "My hair was receding and streaked with gray, and lately I'd traced little crow's-feet etched around the corners of my eyes" (227).
  9. (Receding) (Cool) Colors: Green including Yellow/Green and Blue Green; Blues including Blue/Green and Blue/Violet and Violet, including Blue/Violet.
  10. to withdraw from an amendment in which the opposite house refused to concur.
  11. [ ri sd ] (past and past participle re·ced·ed, present participle re·ced·ing, 3rd person present singular re·cedes)
  12. To seem to fade into the background.
  13. To undo action previously taken.