Definition of pullback in English:


Syllabification: pull·back
Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝olˌbak


  • 1An act of withdrawing troops.
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    • 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
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    • 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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