Definition of Pull away
1. Verb. Pull back or move away or backward. "The limo pulled away from the curb"
Related verbs: Back Away, Back Out, Crawfish, Crawfish Out, Pull Back, Pull In One's Horns, Retreat, Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Fall Back, Retreat, Retrograde, Back Down, Back Off, Back Up
Derivative terms: Pullback, Receding, Withdrawal
Definition of Pull away
1. Verb. (idiomatic) To move ahead. ¹
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Literary usage of Pull away
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"TWAS landlady Meg that made such rum flip, pull away, pull away, ... The second in command was blear-eyed Ned, pull away, pull away, jolly boys ; He was ..."
2. The Songs of Charles Dibdin: Chronologically Arranged, with Notes by Charles Dibdin, George Hogarth (1848)
"pull away, pull away, hearties ! At Wapping she liv'd, at the sign of the Ship, 'TWAS Landlady Meg that made such rare «p.— All rigg'd out so gay and so ..."
3. The Knickerbocker; Or, New York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew, Timothy Flint, Washington Irving (1854)
"pull away gallantly — pull away valiantly — Pull with a sweep, ... pull away cheerily ! — land is before us — Green groves are flinging their balm to the ..."
4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1854)
"'pull away heartily — light winds are blowing, Crisping the ripples that dance at our side: The moou bathes in silver the path we arc going, ..."
5. The Celtic Magazine (1877)
"pull away ! pull away ! ere the white-browed moon, Flings her silvery sheen o'er the rolling deep ; pull away ! pull away ! sing a merry tune, pull away ..."
6. The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection: For Use in Chapel, Assembly by C. Guy Hoover (1912)
"Pull a-way,pull a way,pull away,brave boys,pull away.pull away,our hearts are '2. Pull a-way,pull a-way,pull away,brave boys,pull away,pull ..."
7. The Bookman (1900)
"Or, take another verse from "On the Road" : Tis November now in London, and for all that I can tell, Pull, ye beggars, full, 0 pull away! ..."