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English definition of “pull sth back”

pull sth back

phrasal verb with pull     /pʊl/ verb
mainly UK If a team that is losing pulls a goal back or pulls points back, it scores a goal or wins some points .Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
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