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  • 1pull back — ► pull back 1) retreat or withdraw. 2) improve or restore a team s position in a sporting contest. Main Entry: ↑pull …

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  • 2pull back — (from (something)) to change to a less extreme way of thinking. The hijackers then pulled back from threats to blow up the ship and its 200 passengers …

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  • 3pull back — index retreat, withdraw Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4pull|back — «PUL BAK», noun. 1. a withdrawal: »Washington hopes that the Kremlin may conceive it to be in its own interest to make further pullbacks (Atlantic). 2. = retrenchment. (Cf. ↑retrenchment) …

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  • 5pull back — verb 1. pull back or move away or backward (Freq. 1) The enemy withdrew The limo pulled away from the curb • Syn: ↑withdraw, ↑retreat, ↑pull away, ↑draw back, ↑recede, ↑ …

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  • 6pull back — UK US pull back Phrasal Verb with pull({{}}/pʊl/ verb [T] ► to decide not to continue doing something because of increasing costs or problems: »We were ready to go ahead with the project but had to pull back at the last minute. pull back from sth …

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  • 7pull back — phrasal verb Word forms pull back : present tense I/you/we/they pull back he/she/it pulls back present participle pulling back past tense pulled back past participle pulled back 1) [intransitive/transitive] if soldiers pull back, or if someone… …

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  • 8pull back — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone pulls back from an action, they decide not to do it or continue with it, because it could have bad consequences. [V P from n] They will plead with him to pull back from confrontation... [V P] The British government… …

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  • 9pull back — v. (D; intr.) to pull back from (to pull back from the others) * * * [ pʊl bæk] (D; intr.) to pull back from (to pull back from the others) …

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  • 10pull back — the troops were ordered to pull back Syn: withdraw, retreat, fall back, back off; pull out, retire, disengage; flee, turn tail …

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  • 11pull back — verb a) To pull in a backwards direction Central African armed forces (FACA) troops were forced to pull back from the town and were planning an operation to retake it, the source said. b) To retreat Her nightgown was thin, and she felt chilly as… …

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  • 12pull back — phr verb Pull back is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑army Pull back is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bang, ↑bolt, ↑cover, ↑drape, ↑fist, ↑flap, ↑hood, ↑sheet, ↑veil …

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  • 13Pull-back — Das Faserprodukt ist ein Begriff aus dem mathematischen Teilgebiet der Kategorientheorie, der in vielen Bereichen benutzt wird. Zentrale Bedeutung kommt dem Faserprodukt in der algebraischen Geometrie zu. Der Begriff des Faserproduktes ist dual… …

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  • 14pull back — Synonyms and related words: about the bush, abrupt, alienate, avoid, back down, back out, backslide, balance, beat a retreat, beat around, beg the question, blench, blink, boggle, cast off, cast out, cock, cringe, cut adrift, cut off, cut out,… …

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  • 15pull back — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat: draw back, fall back, pull out, retire, retreat, withdraw. Idioms: beat a retreat, give ground (or way). See FORWARD. II verb See pull …

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  • 16ˌpull ˈback — phrasal verb 1) to decide not to do something that you said you would do The government has pulled back from sending the navy there.[/ex] 2) to move away from someone who is trying to hold you …

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  • 17pull-back — noun A pass into a position further from the attacking goal …

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  • 18pull·back — /ˈpʊlˌbæk/ noun, pl backs [count] 1 : an act of removing military troops from a position or an area the pullback [=withdrawal] of forces from the border 2 formal : an act of doing less or becoming less involved in something a pullback …

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  • 20pull back (or pull someone/thing back) — 1》 withdraw from an undertaking. 2》 improve or restore a team s position in a sporting contest. → pull …

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