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  Definition of pull back
  1. make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We''ll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
  2. pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
  3. move to a rearward position; pull towards the back; "Pull back your arms!"
  4. use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
  5. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
Similar Words: retreat, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw, draw, retract, draw back, pull away, recede, retire, move back

 

Hyponyms: recede, fall back, retire, back up, back off, back down

 

Grouped Verbs: withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, retire, move back, draw, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns

 

Derivational Morphology: withdrawer, withdrawal, retractor, pullback, receding, recession

 

Anagrams: pullback

 

 
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