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pull away

verb uk phrasal verb with pull   /pʊl/ us  

(VEHICLE)

If a vehicle pulls away, it starts moving: There was a roar and a cloud of smoke as the car pulled away from the traffic lights.

(PERSON)

If you pull away from someone who is holding you, you suddenly move your body backwards, away from them: She pulled away just as he was about to kiss her.
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