Textual thesaurus for "pull back"

(verb) back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, retreat, pull in one's horns, withdraw

make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him; He backed out of his earlier promise; The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

(verb) draw

stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)

The archers were drawing their bows

(verb) retract, draw back

use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)

(verb) retire, retreat, pull away, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

pull back or move away or backward

The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb