HyperDic: pull_back

English > 5 senses of the expression pull back:
VERBmotionpull back, withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
contactpull back, retract, draw backuse a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
contactpull backmove to a rearward position
contactpull back, drawstretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
communicationpull back, retreat, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdrawmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
English > pull back: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningpull back or move away or backward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymswithdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, retire, move back
Narrowerback up, back off, back downMove backwards from a certain position
fall backmove back and away from
retrograde, retreatMove back / back
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositeadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Similar toretreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdrawmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
Spanishalejarse, jubilar, retirarse, retirar, retroceder, suprimir
Catalanallunyar-se, apartar-se, jubilar, retirar-se, retirar, retrocedir, suprimir
Nounspullback(military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)
English > pull back: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningUse a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsretract, draw back
Broaderpullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
English > pull back: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningMove to a rearward position; pull towards the back / back.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Pull back your arms!"
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
See alsopullcause to move by pulling
Similar topull back, drawStretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
Spanishretirar
English > pull back: 5 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningStretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymdraw
BroaderstretchPull in opposite directions
Similar topull backMove to a rearward position
Spanishretirar, tirar
English > pull back: 5 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsretreat, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw
Similar towithdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
Spanishrecular, retirarse, retirar, suprimir
Catalanrecular, retirar-se, retirar, suprimir

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