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    draw up and pull away for vehicles

    1) We got to the stop just as the coach was pulling away.

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    The bus drew up and the students got on.My questions are: Is one the opposite of the other? Are there any other verbs to say this kind of meaning about vehicles?

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    Re: draw up and pull away for vehicles

    not a teacher

    1) leaving, departing, pulling out, driving/moving away, moving/heading off etc
    2) stopped, pulled up/over/in, came to a stop/halt etc

    In this context "draw up" and "pull away" work as opposites.

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