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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

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