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pull out(of something)
1. to withdraw from something. For some reason, he pulled out of the coalition and went his own way. The other side got impatient with the negotiations and pulled out.
2. to drive out of something, such as a driveway, parking space, garage, etc. The car pulled out of the driveway and nearly hit a truck. Look out! A car is about to pull out!
to leave a place If everyone is ready, we can pull out by six in the morning.
Usage notes: used of vehicles or the people in them
pull out (of something)
to stop being involved in something She's considering a run for governor if Mr. Lamb pulls out of the race.
1. Leave, depart, as in The bus pulled out at noon. [Mid-1800s]
2. Withdraw from an undertaking, as in After the crash many investors pulled out of the market. [Late 1800s]
1. To remove something: I pulled out the splinter with a pair of tweezers. The chef pulled a lobster out of the tank.
2. To bring something forth; produce something: She reached into her purse and pulled out her wallet. The mugger pulled a knife out and threatened us.
3. To leave or depart. Used of a vehicle, passenger, or driver: The train pulls out at noon. We pulled out of town in the evening.
4. To enter a lane of traffic: The car pulled out onto the highway. The truck pulled out in front of us.
5. To withdraw from some situation or commitment; get out of some situation: The troops will pull out from the occupied area as soon as peace is restored. After the crash, many Wall Street investors pulled out. The pilot pulled out of a nose dive.
6. To withdraw something or someone, as from a situation or commitment: The government pulled out its ambassador before the war began. We pulled the children out of school and educated them at home.