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Synonyms for pull back

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  1. withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back(verb)

    pull back or move away or backward

    "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

    Synonyms:
    call in, swallow, sequester, lose, seclude, crawfish out, drop off, retire, crawfish, hit the hay, retreat, take, back away, strike out, back out, put out, take back, hit the sack, pull away, take out, fall back, unsay, turn in, crawl in, bow out, fall behind, draw back, recede, bed, sack out, recall, move back, retrograde, call back, go to sleep, sequestrate, draw, pull in one's horns, take away, go to bed, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, draw off, retract, pull back, kip down, remove

  2. retract, pull back, draw back(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    back out, retract, draw back, recant, withdraw, pull away, shrink back, retire, draw, forswear, pull back, abjure, crawfish, move back, crawfish out, retreat, recede, resile, pull in one's horns, back away, draw in

  3. pull back(verb)

    move to a rearward position; pull towards the back

    "Pull back your arms!"

    Synonyms:
    pull away, draw, draw back, retreat, back out, back away, crawfish, recede, retract, withdraw, pull in one's horns, move back, retire, crawfish out, pull back

  4. pull back, draw(verb)

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

    "The archers were drawing their bows"

    Synonyms:
    describe, take in, absorb, suck up, pull in, attract, get, thread, quarter, string, crawfish out, retire, run, depict, guide, crawfish, retreat, drag, draw in, back away, suck, back out, delineate, draw and quarter, make, soak up, tie, cast, pull, pull away, get out, take out, disembowel, sop up, puff, reap, pass, recede, imbibe, move back, line, pull out, draw, pull in one's horns, force, trace, draw back, withdraw, draw off, retract, pull back, take up, eviscerate

  5. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    recall, retract, call in, draw back, take away, sequester, swallow, withdraw, back out, back away, draw off, remove, seclude, take, retire, draw, take back, pull back, call back, retrograde, crawfish, move back, retreat, sequestrate, recede, bow out, pull away, take out, adjourn, pull in one's horns, unsay, crawfish out, disengage

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