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pullback

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pullback

  1. an act of moving away especially from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable <the pullback was necessary so that the commanders could reorganize their units and reassess the situation> Synonyms retreat, pullout, recession, retirement, withdrawalRelated Words rout; flinch, recoil, revulsion, shrinking; disengagement, disentanglementAntonyms advance, advancement




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