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Pull back   /pʊl bæk/   Listen
Pull back

verb
1.
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"
2.
Use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ).  Synonyms: draw back, retract.
3.
Move to a rearward position; pull towards the back.
4.
Stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow).  Synonym: draw.
5.
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



... one on each side of his neck, then let some one start the colt out, and as he comes out, turn your horse to the left, and you will have them all right. This is the best way to lead a colt; you can manage any kind of a colt in this way, without any trouble; for, if he tries to run ahead, or pull back, the two straps will bring the horses facing each other, so that you can easily follow up his movements without doing much holding, and as soon as he stops running backward you are right with him, and all ready to go ahead. And if he gets stubborn and does ...
— The Arabian Art of Taming and Training Wild and Vicious Horses • P. R. Kincaid



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



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