I recently suggested an edit to this question, but while I was doing the edit, someone with enough rep to do immediate edits (Shady Puck) finished his edit. While our edits were similar, his was more extensive and definitely better. I looked for a way to retract my suggestion, but I couldn't find any. Is it possible, and if so, how? And if not, why?
I'm not looking to withdraw my suggested edit in this specific case, as it has already been rejected. I wanted to know if I could have withdrawn it before anyone had acted on it, and, by extension, do so if similar situations should arise in the future. I realised that the edit was unecessary.