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pullback

noun

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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

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The first known use of pullback was in 1668

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“Pullback.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pullback. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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