Definitions

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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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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 SECOND MARK

  • 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.

    Warhorse

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

    Eclipse

  • 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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