HyperDic: pull_away

English > 1 sense of the expression pull away:
VERBmotionpull away, withdraw, retreat, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
English > pull away: 1 sense > verb 1, motion
Meaningpull back or move away or backward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymswithdraw, retreat, draw back, recede, pull back, 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

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