pull away

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pull away

  1. (idiomatic) To move ahead.
    Schumacher is beginning to pull away from the rest of the racers.
    • 2011 October 1, John Sinnott, “Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wigan”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      As Bent pulled away to the far post, Agbonlahor opted to go it alone, motoring past Gary Caldwell before unleashing a shot into the roof of the net.