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Another word for pullback

  1. The moving back of a military force in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

      1. The removal of people from a place, as in the removal of troops from a military position.
      2. The act or process of giving up the use of a narcotic drug to which one has become addicted, typically accompanied by distressing physiological and mental effects (withdrawal symptoms)
      3. A retreat or retirement:
      1. An organized group withdrawal from regular activities for a given purpose, as by colleagues meeting away from the office and engaging in exercises for promoting teamwork, creativity, etc.
      2. A period of retirement or seclusion, for an individual or a group, for prayer, study, spiritual renewal, etc.
      3. A signal for such a withdrawal
      1. The portion of one's life after retiring from one's career.
      2. A retiring or being retired; specif., withdrawal from work, business, etc. because of age
      3. Withdrawal from one's occupation or position, especially upon reaching a certain age.
      1. The act of pulling out; esp., removal, departure, withdrawal, etc.
      2. Change from a dive to level flight. Used of an aircraft.
      3. A withdrawal, especially of troops.
      1. A backup plan or contingency strategy; an alternative which can be used if something goes wrong with the main plan; a recourse.
      2. A retreat:
      3. A withdrawing; retreat
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