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Meaning of “pull away” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
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