10 terms

Word List 23 - tract

tract = pull
abstract (adj)
pulled away from direct relation to anything; impersonal as in attitude or views
attract (v)
to pull into something; to pull into oneself
contract (v)
to pull together to make smaller in size or bulk; to pull inward; opposite of "expand"
distract (v)
to pull a person's attention in another direction
extract (v)
to pull out by force
protract (v)
to pull out; to make something take longer; to prolong
retraction (n)
a statement or promise that is pulled back or taken back
subtract (v)
to pull some out, therefore having less left over
traction (n)
a pull to the arm or leg muscles to bring a bone back into place when it is dislocated or fractured
tractor (n)
a powerful vehicle that pulls farm machines and hauls heavy loads