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  Words related to pull back

Related / 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

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows";
  • move to a rearward position; pull towards the back; "Pull back your arms!";
  • use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ);
  • pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb";

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    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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