pull away from

pull away from someone or something

to jerk away or draw away from someone or something. Suddenly, she pulled away from me and fled. The car pulled away from the curb and drove off.
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pull someone or something away from someone or something

 and pull someone or something away
to grasp and haul someone or something away from someone or something. The lady pulled the child away from the edge of the well. Please pull your dog away from my hedge. Pull away that dog, or I will call the police!
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References in classic literature ?
Bill was that rare kind of boy who could pull away from the traces just when he seemed most thoroughly broken to the harness.
He coaxed and blustered by turns, but in vain; the natives were neither to be intimidated nor appeased, and as a final resort he was obliged to call together his boat's crew, and pull away from what he termed the most infernal place he ever stepped upon.
Leighton Baines admits Everton are "desperate" to find the formula winning run and pull away from the mid-table LEIGHTON BA admits Everton are "desperate" to find the formula for a winning run and pull away from the mid-table pack.
Shaw made several attempts to pull away from his rival but this proved unsuccessful as they moved through halfway in 15 minutes.
He wants to pull away from his commitment to speak this message, but he feels pressure from within to continue (Jer 20:7).
There were times where we looked like we had been playing together for a while,'' said Park, whose team scored seven of the last eight points in the final to pull away from the Spartans, who took runner-up honors for the third year in a row.
Then you see a child pull away from the group and starts running after the train.
If the bond is inadequate, the liner will pull away from the laminate.
Add 10 ounces of flour and one egg and mix on medium-low speed until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
As the plates pull away from each other, liquid rock wells up from Earth's interior to fill the gap, creating new ocean crust.
As the three came into the final quarter mile, Ondieki was able to pull away from her younger competitors, despite having run a hard marathon in London only four weeks earlier.
Since there were no full course cautions during the 50 minute race, the top 3 cars were able to pull away from the rest of the field.
But it wasn't until some of his teammates started chipping in that the Matadors could pull away from Tulsa in a 77-71 victory Tuesday night in front of 1,423 at the Northridge gym.
Add 10 ounces of flour and one egg and mix on medium-low speed, until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
The pictures showed that the two chromosomes' origins of replication were usually at opposite ends of a dividing bacterium, implying that this region is involved when the bacterial chromosomes pull away from one another.