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pull back
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  • make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    • 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
  • stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
    • The archers were drawing their bows
  • move to a rearward position; pull towards the back
    • Pull back your arms!
  • use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
  • pull back or move away or backward
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
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