This page is about the phrasal verb pull back
If an army pulls back, it moves its forces back from the front-line or from wherever it's been fighting the enemy.
- pull back Their troops have pulled back from the area along the river.
- pull sth/sb back Even though they were being pounded by rockets and mortars, the general refused to pull his forces back.
After the soldiers had pulled back, they were
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