Synonyms for (verb) pull back

Synonyms: draw, pull back

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

Usage: The archers were drawing their bows

Similar words: stretch

Definition: pull in opposite directions

Usage: During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack


Synonyms: pull back

Definition: move to a rearward position; pull towards the back

Usage: Pull back your arms!

Similar words: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled


Synonyms: pull back, retract, draw back

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

Similar words: pull

Definition: apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

Usage: Pull the rope; Pull the handle towards you; pull the string gently; pull the trigger of the gun; pull your knees towards your chin


Synonyms: retire, retreat, pull away, pull back, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

Definition: pull back or move away or backward

Usage: The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast