Definition of pullback in English:

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pullback

Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝olˌbak/

noun

1An act of withdrawing troops.
Example sentences
  • This withdrawal followed on previous military pullbacks in the state.
  • U.S. military officials are cautiously optimistic the move will bring calm to the besieged city, but warn the pullback is not a withdrawal or retreat.
  • Coalition hard-liners have been trying to sabotage a pullback.
2A reduction in price or demand: there is no sign of a consumer pullback
More example sentences
  • For retailers, a consumer pullback during the crucial back-to-school period could mean a very unmerry Christmas.
  • Most households, it seems, react sluggishly to the market's shifting performance, which may help explain why consumption has held up despite the pullback in stock prices.
  • A pullback in crude oil prices could spur further gains in shares, he added.

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Syllabification: pull·back

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