Dictionary Results for pull_back

1. pull_back - verb

· pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

Synonym(s): withdraw, retreat, pull_away, draw_back, recede, retire, move_back

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote

2. pull_back - verb

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

Synonym(s): retract, draw_back

Hypernym(s): pull

3. pull_back - verb

· move to a rearward position; pull towards the back; "Pull back your arms!"

Hypernym(s): pull, draw

4. pull_back - verb

· stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"

Synonym(s): draw

Hypernym(s): stretch

5. pull_back - 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"

Synonym(s): retreat, back_out, back_away, crawfish, crawfish_out, pull_in_one%27s_horns, withdraw

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