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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpullbackpull‧back /ˈpʊlbæk/ noun  1 [countable] the act of moving soldiers away from the area where they were fightingpullback from2 [countable] a reduction in the value, amount, or level of something a significant pullback in the stock market3 [uncountable] the action of a plane moving backwards, away from an airport terminal (=building where people wait to get on the plane)
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pullbackThe recession has led to a pullback in consumer spending.a pullback of troops from the occupied territoriesFox has ordered an army pullback in Chiapas, which his aides say occurred in 50 places.During an economic pullback with more people job hunting, a resume monsoon swamps recruiting offices.He had never thoroughly discussed a Hebron pullback with his assembled Cabinet.Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says he has made his point and has given the orders for a partial pullback.Anger rises, and the signs of a reactionary pullback from egalitarian ideals are in the air.
From Longman Business Dictionarypullbackpull‧back /ˈpʊlbæk/ noun [countable, uncountable] FINANCEa situation in which the price suddenly changes and goes back down or back upThe pullback in oil we’ve seen in recent days is likely to continue.
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