pull away

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to start up)
a. arrancar
The bus let out a hiss of air and pulled away.El autobús soltó un silbido de aire y arrancó.
b. salir
The taxi driver got sick of waiting and pulled away.El taxista se cansó de esperar y salió.
2. (to move ahead)
a. adelantarse
The two runners were neck and neck until the Bulgarian pulled away on the last 50 meters.Los dos corredores iban a la par hasta que el búlgaro se adelantó en los 50 metros finales.
3. (to move away)
a. apartarse
I offered him my hand, but he pulled away in fear.Le ofrecí la mano, pero se apartó, asustado.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to bring away)
a. apartar
Juliana pulled her son away from the closing doors of the train.Juliana apartó a su hijo de las puertas del tren que cerraban.
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pull away
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (from station)
a. alejarse
2. (from curb, embrace)
a. apartarse
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pull away
transitive verb
arrancar; quitar
1 [+vehicle] (move off) salir; arrancar
he soon pulled away from the others (in race) pronto dejó atrás a los demás
2 (draw back)
to pull away from sb apartarse bruscamente de algn
to pull away at the oars tirar (enérgicamente) de los remos
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