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Overview of noun pull_back

The noun pullback has 2 senses

  • pullback, tieback -- (a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back; "the draperies were drawn to the sides by pullbacks")

  • pullback -- ((military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops); "the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops")

Overview of verb pull_back

The verb pull back has 5 senses

  • withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back -- (pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")

  • retract, pull back, draw back -- (use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ))

  • pull back -- (move to a rearward position; pull towards the back; "Pull back your arms!")

  • pull back, draw -- (stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows")

  • retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw -- (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")