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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypull away
he/she/itpulls away
present participlepulling away
past tensepulled away
past participlepulled away
  1. 1
    if a vehicle or driver pulls away, they start to move
    The bus pulled away from the station around noon.
  2. 2
    to move away from someone who is trying to hold you or touch you
    When he tried to kiss her, she pulled away from him.
  3. 3
    used about a person or team that starts to win
    They were neck and neck, then Akers pulled away.
    pull away from: The Blues pulled away from the Red Wings in the third period.
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