Definitions for pull back

Definitions for (verb) pull back

Main entry: back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, retreat, pull back, pull in one's horns, withdraw

Definition: make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

Usage: 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

Main entry: draw, pull back

Definition: stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)

Usage: The archers were drawing their bows

Main entry: pull back

Definition: move to a rearward position; pull towards the back

Usage: Pull back your arms!

Main entry: pull back, retract, draw back

Definition: use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)

Main entry: retire, retreat, pull away, pull back, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

Definition: pull back or move away or backward

Usage: The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb

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