Pull back - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpʊl ˈbæk|
Brit.  |pʊl ˈbæk|

verb

- pull back or move away or backward (syn: draw back, move back, pull away, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw)
- use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ) (syn: draw back, retract)
- move to a rearward position; pull towards the back
- stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow) (syn: draw)
- make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity (syn: back out, crawfish, retreat, withdraw)

Examples

The crowd pulled back to let the firemen through.

When you sing this song, try not to pull back as it makes it dull.

The doctors are doing all that they can to pull Mother back to health.

They are preparing to pull back their forces.

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