pull away

pull back or move away or backward (Freq. 1)

The enemy withdrew


The limo pulled away from the curb

Ant: ↑advance (for: ↑recede)
Derivationally related forms: ↑pullback (for: ↑pull back), ↑receding (for: ↑recede), ↑withdrawal (for: ↑withdraw)
Hypernyms: ↑travel, ↑go, ↑move, ↑locomote
Hyponyms: ↑fall back, ↑retrograde, ↑retreat, ↑back up, ↑back off, ↑back down
Verb Group:
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s PP

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pull away [phrasal verb]
: to begin to move farther ahead in a race, competition, contest, etc.

They pulled away in the second half and won the game easily.

— often + from

In the final lap, he pulled away from the other cars and won.

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Main Entry:pull

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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