Meaning of “pull away” in the English Dictionary

(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)