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1. Consider the following sentence:

"He has PULLED AWAY from longtime friends."

Does 'pulled away' mean 'moved away'?

2. Assuming that both mean the same, which of the two has a more negative connotation: 'pulled away' or 'moved away'?

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Christine Christie

"He has PULLED AWAY from longtime friends."
Does 'pulled away' mean 'moved away'?

No. It means He has become emotionally distant from longtime friends. In other words he is withdrawing from social contacts he formerly had; he is not acting in as friendly a manner as he used to. (Maybe something has happened that has made him depressed.)

CJ