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pull back

Definitions of pull back
  1. verb
    pull back or move away or backward
    synonyms: draw back, move back, pull away, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
    back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw
    make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
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    Antonyms:
    advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
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    fall back
    move back and away from
    retreat, retrograde
    move back
    back down, back off, back up
    move backwards from a certain position
    ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out
    flow back or recede
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    move to a rearward position; pull towards the back
    Pull back your arms!”
    Synonyms:
    draw
    stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
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    type of:
    draw, force, pull
    cause to move by pulling
  3. verb
    stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
    synonyms: draw
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    type of:
    stretch
    pull in opposite directions
  4. verb
    make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
  5. verb
    use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
    synonyms: draw back, retract
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    type of:
    pull
    apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
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