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English definition of “pull away”

pull away

(PERSON) phrasal verb with pull     /pʊl/ verb
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.Making short, sudden movementsRunning away and escaping
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