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  • v. To move ahead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. pull back or move away or backward


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  • In such unfavorable settings she seems to pull away a bit from her environment and become an island of sophistication, as she is right now, sitting at the judges’ table in her furcollared coat, adjusting her stylish eyeglass frames.


  • The Scapa Flow bucked again, far more violently this time, as the netted calf tried to pull away from its captor; but even as Ferrol was slammed back into his seat cushions he heard the muffled crack! of the Scapa Flow's huge capacitors.


  • “C-c-cut it out, Jake,” I said angrily, though my body refused to even try to pull away from him.


  • Nick tried to pull away from Richard and briefly succeeded, separating himself for a bare second from his supernaturally strong grasp.

    Undead and Unworthy

  • I can't pull away from this fight, on account of if I do, Hard-Riding Jimmy gets around the footsoldiers 'flank and eats 'em for supper.

    Advance and Retreat

  • ` ` Why you would think the Black Growler was standing still the Varmint can pull away from her so fast. ''

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • I tried to pull away but Daddy Billy tugged my wrist.

    The Best American Erotica 2006


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