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What word or phrase does your mother always say?
the act of pulling back, especially a retreat or a strategic withdrawal of troops; pullout.
that which pulls something back or impedes its forward movement.
a device for pulling a moving part to its original position.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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