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  • v. Used other than as an idiom. To pull in a backwards direction
  • v. To retreat
  • v. To retract
  • v. to pull in order to reveal something underneath or behind.
  • v. To pass (the ball) into a position further from the attacking goal line.
  • v. To score when the team is losing.


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  • A platoon of antitank guns positioned there destroyed seven, but 3rd Company, 114th Rifle Regiment was forced to pull back toward Safranoff.

    Panzer Aces

  • Lunging for the gun like that I forced myself to pull back so I could look into his eyes.

    Paradise Lost

  • As a general I know we should pull back to the coast now, get to Carpea and the barges, and cross to Dardania.

    Shield of Thunder

  • But I think we should squeeze Claire De Haven before we pull back and go sub rosa.

    The Big Nowhere

  • He compromised, sending away the Blowpipe detachment and telling his WO's tank, on the right, to pull back to the copse they had held in the penultimate stage of their advance earlier that morning.

    First Clash

  • The only weight that lies heavy upon my mind is the ending the business with my uncle Thomas about my-dead uncle's estate, which is very ill on our side, and I fear when all is done I must be forced to maintain my father myself, or spare a good deal towards it out of my own purse, which will be a very great pull back to me in my fortune.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Nov/Dec 1662

  • Only one sound penetrated Rosamund's consciousness before she forced a smile to her face and allowed Sir Patrick to pull back her chair.

    Snow Angels

  • Major Laudiert ordered his tanks to pull back one hundred meters.

    Panzer Aces

  • Cowdray was not the compromising sort of CO, but Groves was more inclined that way - and with 15 minutes to go before abandonment of the line was permitted (and the certainty that to delay that long would ensure disaster) gave the order to pull back from the copse.

    First Clash

  • The same day Generaloberst Model, commander of the northern pincer, received directions from F├╝hrer headquarters to pull back from the territory already won and intervene in the battle for Orel, which had just broken out.

    Panzer Aces


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