English version

pull away

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpull away phrasal verb1 TTLEAVE A PLACEto start to drive away from a place where you had stopped He waved as he pulled away.2 TTDSto move ahead of a competitor by going faster or being more successful from Nkoku is pulling away from the other runners. pull→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pull awayI tried to kiss her but she pulled away.When Helen took his arm he tried to pull away.Ezra dropped the mooring, the engine roared, the bow rose above the water and the land pulled away.The lawyers stand and watch, still sipping their drinks as the ambulance pulls away.Eventually she pulled away a little, mopping her cheeks with her wrist.At once he pulled away, confused and angry with himself.Her glance brought her eyes a little too directly in line with the sun and she pulled away quickly.I pull away to do seal impressions, rolling over and over.pull fromChildren should not chase a bus after it has pulled away from a bus stop.A letter sweater pulling away from blistered shoulders.I clung to him as if I expected to be pulled away from him.Despite the bad calls, the Ducks pull away from Santa Clara in the second half.Leg meat should remain moist and just pull away from the bone.Cover and simmer until rabbit is tender and begins to pull away from the bones easily, 45 to 50 minutes.The polenta is done when it pulls away from the side of the pot as you stir.They now have no less than 12 oxen and in material terms are pulling away from their neighbours.
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Verb table
pull
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypull
he, she, itpulls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypulled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pulled
he, she, ithas pulled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pulled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pull
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pulled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pulling
he, she, itis pulling
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you, we, theyare pulling
Past
I, he, she, itwas pulling
you, we, theywere pulling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pulling
he, she, ithas been pulling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pulling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pulling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pulling
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