|1.||[ verb ] pull back or move away or backward|
|Synonyms:||retreat withdraw move_back recede retire pull_back pull_away|
"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"
|Related terms:||travel back_up recede retreat withdrawal|
|2.||[ verb ] (surgery) use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)|
|Related terms:||pull retractor|