pull away


pulled away; pulling away; pulls away

intransitive verb

: to draw oneself back or away : withdraw
: to move off or ahead

Examples of pull away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Eagles held a 5-1 lead after two innings, fell behind 8-5, then scored five runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to pull away. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2024 Ethan Barriga West Hills Boys lacrosse Scoring six goals, the 11th-grader helped the Wolfpack top San Diego 17-7 after a slow start en route to pulling away in the Division 3 championship. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2024 Under a nearly moonless night sky, a red, 20-year-old Dodge pickup truck with a bad muffler pulled away from the white house. Photographs Todd Heisler, New York Times, 19 May 2024 The Dali is pulled away from a dock in the Port of Baltimore by two tugboats, the Bridget McAllister and the Eric McAllister. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for pull away 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pull away was circa 1934

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“Pull away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20away. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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