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Meaning of PULL BACK

Pronunciation:  pûl bak

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  1. [v]  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. [v]  move to a rearward position; pull towards the back; "Pull back your arms!"
  3. [v]  pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
  4. [v]  use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
  5. [v]  pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
 Synonyms: back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, draw, draw back, draw back, move back, pull away, pull in one's horns, recede, retire, retract, retreat, retreat, withdraw, withdraw
 See Also: back down, back off, back up, fall back, force, go, locomote, move, pull, stretch, travel