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Synonyms for pull back

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

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move to a rearward position

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


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I hope they have heard that message, because if they sincerely want to find a political solution, I think the first step should be to de-escalate the military situation and pull back the troops," said the NATO chief.
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New Delhi alleged that Chinese troops installed tents 19 kilometers inside the Line of Actual Control in the Ladakh region on April 15 and urged Beijing to pull back its troops.
Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar said during a television interview, that the government would pull back troops from the nearly 1,100 check posts, deployed to check illegal cross-border movement along the Pak-Afghan border, Xinhua reports.
Taking the first set 25-15 was a real confidence booster and, although losing the second, they should have won the third but allowed the home side to pull back a six-point deficit.
With that extra bulge, she does not have to pull back her eyelids as far before they reach the midpoint.
Pull back the silver side to reveal an antiseptic wipe to clean the wound, then pull back the white side to reveal a water and dirt repellent plaster to cover it until it heals.
The car Taft passed also pulled over to the shoulder to give him room to pull back into the lane, Cromer said.
I try to be his father at times during the sessions but I consciously pull back from this--advice isn't what Anthony needs.
He and his wife, Joan, have three grown children and five grandchildren, all of whom live nearby in the Toronto area, and "enjoying my family" is high on the list of reasons "to pull back from things.
For back: (1) Extend arm or arms to the front and (2) pull back as if rowing.
The patient can pull back her own legs, or a nurse can pull back one, while whoever is attending the patient can pull back the other.