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English definition of “pull away”

pull away

phrasal verb with pull     /pʊl/ verb
START MOVING If a vehicle pulls away, it starts moving : I just managed to get on the bus before it pulled away.Driving and operating road vehiclesGeneral words for movement
MOVE BACKWARDS If you pull away from someone who is holding you, you suddenly move your body backwards , away from them.Making short, sudden movements
(Definition of pull away from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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