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pull away

phrasal verb with pull uk   us   /pʊl/ verb
  • (PERSON)

If you ​pull away from someone who is ​holding you, you ​suddenlymoveyourbodybackwards, away from them: She ​pulled away just as he was about to ​kiss her.
(Definition of pull away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pull away

phrasal verb with pull  us   /pʊl/ verb
to ​increase a ​score or ​improve a ​rank: The Cowboys ​hit five ​shots in a ​row to pull away from Marquette. Note: Used to describe a game or team in sports.
(Definition of pull away from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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