Meaning of “pull away” in the English Dictionary

"pull away" in British English

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pull away

phrasal verb with pull uk /pʊl/ us /pʊl/ verb

(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.

(Definition of “pull away” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pull away" in American English

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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)