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Pull back   /pʊl bæk/   Listen
Pull back

Pull back or move away or backward.  Synonyms: draw back, move back, pull away, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw.  "The limo pulled away from the curb"
Use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ).  Synonyms: draw back, retract.
Move to a rearward position; pull towards the back.
Stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow).  Synonym: draw.
Make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity.  Synonyms: back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw.  "He backed out of his earlier promise" , "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"

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"Pull back" Quotes from Famous Books

... dretful, but bein' experienced in marriage, I could see that it wasn't that that was makin' James drop the whip, an' pull back on the lines when he wanted the horses to go faster, an' not hear things I was a-sayin' to him. Finally, I says, very distinct: 'James, dear, how many children did you ...
— At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern • Myrtle Reed

... they seem to give it up, and are getting out their oars to pull back to their ship. A pretty time they'll have of it, too. The cutter that gets to windward half a mile in an hour, ag'in such a sea, and such a breeze, must be well pulled and better steered. One chap, however, sir, ...
— Jack Tier or The Florida Reef • James Fenimore Cooper

... "Pull back!" directed Blake, but Joe needed no urging. A slight difference—inches only—meant safety or death—terrible injury at best, for the ravine was a hundred feet deep. But those few inches were on ...
— The Moving Picture Boys at Panama - Stirring Adventures Along the Great Canal • Victor Appleton

... Hall ordered, "let's get with it. This is a general order. All vehicles and personnel not directly involved, pull back a full mile." ...
— The Thirst Quenchers • Rick Raphael

Words linked to "Pull back" :   move, advance, pullback, go, travel, back off, pull, force, back away, pull in one's horns, retreat, back up, retrograde, fall back, crawfish, locomote, back down, stretch

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