pullback

noun
pull·​back | \ ˈpu̇l-ˌbak How to pronounce pullback (audio) \

Definition of pullback

: a pulling back especially : an orderly withdrawal of troops from a position or area

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Examples of pullback in a Sentence

a pullback in consumer spending the pullback was necessary so that the commanders could reorganize their units and reassess the situation
Recent Examples on the Web Many Ukrainian refugees are heading back home, following the Russian pullback from the central part of the country. WSJ, 17 May 2022 The chaotic American withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 under President Joe Biden worsened concerns about the U.S.'s pullback from the region. Jon Gambrell, ajc, 14 May 2022 The fall in cryptocurrencies is part of a broader pullback from risky assets, spurred by rising interest rates, inflation and economic uncertainty caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. New York Times, 12 May 2022 Sickening scenes of mass graves and murdered civilians in Ukraine this weekend, revealed by the pullback of Russian troops from Kyiv, are jolting the world back to some of humanity’s cruelest outrages. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 4 Apr. 2022 According to our data at Allworth Financial, since 1980, large U.S. company stocks have experienced an average of a 14% pullback every year. Amy Wagner And Steve Sprovach, The Enquirer, 4 Mar. 2022 The move comes amid a spike in shelling in the area that has stoked fresh global alarm, with tensions rising once again after the United States and its allies disputed Moscow’s claims of a troop pullback from near its neighbor's borders. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 18 Feb. 2022 The Biden administration rejected Russia’s claims of a troop pullback from Ukraine’s border and said the Kremlin has added as many as 7,000 military personnel to the area. Bloomberg.com, 16 Feb. 2022 Just shy of the 10% pullback that denotes a correction, the S&P 500 Index is now down 9.2% from its January 3 all-time high close. John Dobosz, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pullback

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pullback was in 1668

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25 May 2022

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“Pullback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullback. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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