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    #1

    Lightbulb pulling away?

    Hello,
    Excuse me, do you have the time?
    M: Itís 10:15.
    W: Oh no! The last city bus stopped running at 10:00. How am I
    going to get back to my dorm? I donít like to walk in the dark.
    M: Why donít you just use the campus shuttle bus?
    W: Is there a shuttle bus stop around here?
    M: Thereís one right over there. A bus should be coming soon.
    They run every 15 minutes, and I saw a bus pulling away about
    ten minutes ago.
    W: Thatís great! Does the shuttle have just one route?

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/pull_1
    Do you think the following definition should be correct?
    20stop a vehicle[intransitive and transitive] to drive a vehicle somewhere and stop; to stop somewhere
    pull something into/towards/down etc somethingShe pulled the car into a side street.






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    #2

    Re: pulling away?

    Check the phrasal verb definitions here.

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    #3

    Re: pulling away?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Check the phrasal verb definitions here.
    Thanks.
    Sorry, There was something wrong in my Internet connection, so the thread was duplicated.
    Undertanding thefreedictionary.com is difficult for me.
    Could you please answer by my own source? thanks alot

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    #4

    Re: pulling away?

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    pull away

    1.
    To move away or backward; withdraw: The limousine pulled away from the curb.
    2. To move ahead: The horse pulled away and took the lead in the race.



    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: pulling away?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Could you please answer by my own source? Thanks a_lot.
    Scroll further down in your own source to 'pull away' (phrasal verb 1).

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    #6

    Re: pulling away?

    Or to save looking for it on the page, go Ctrl-F, and add "pull away" in the search box. That will save you from having to read the whole page. There's 3 entries.

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    #7

    Re: pulling away?


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    #8

    Re: pulling away?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Scroll further down in your own source to 'pull away' (phrasal verb 1).
    Do you think the following definition is correct as well?
    http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/pull
    a [no object], of a car, train, etc.:to move from or to a particular place
    • The car pulled out of the driveway.
    • The train pulled into the station [=arrived at the station] right on time.
    • I made it to the bus stop just when the bus was pullingaway/out. [=was leaving]


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    #9

    Re: pulling away?

    Those examples work for me.

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