Definition of pull out in English:

pull out

1Withdraw from an undertaking: he was forced to pull out of the championship because of an injury
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  • Both parties can pull out of the mediation process if they are unsatisfied but a signed mediation agreement is legally binding.
  • The 1992 agreement allows either party to pull out of the pact 12 months after providing formal written notice to the other side.
  • Hunter was forced to pull out of the Games and take early retirement.
withdraw, resign, leave, retire, step down, get out, quit, back out, bow out
1.1Retreat or cause to retreat from an area: the army pulled out, leaving the city in ruins (pull someone out) the CIA had pulled its operatives out of Tripoli
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  • The military had been sent to keep martial law, but because of the wars, they were pulled out.
  • Pictures of hunger in Somalia beckoned U.S. troops in, pictures of American soldiers in 1993 pulled us out.
  • The President pulled them out and went to war anyway, over their objections.
retreat from, leave, quit, abandon, give up, stop participating in, get out of, back out of, bow out of, renege on
2(Of a bus or train) leave with its passengers: the train pulled out of the station at 2.05
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  • Corinne and I managed to choose a carriage with a bunch of Geordie blokes who started drinking as soon as the train pulled out of the station, at about half ten in the morning.
  • When every man was in possession of two bottles of Tiger beer, the train pulled out of Nagpur Station to continue the five-day journey.
  • The doors closed and the train pulled out of the station.
3(Of a vehicle) move out from the side of the road, or from its normal position in order to overtake: as he turned the corner a police car pulled out in front of him
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  • Time and time again I put my foot down in that Beemer, pulled out to overtake the Rover, and then when I was on the wrong side of the road simply ran out of oomph.
  • A man driving a Vauxhall Corsa car pulled out from a slip road and clipped the side of a lorry.
  • They also tend to pull in, leaving the second half of the bus in the middle of the road, then pull out when people are overtaking the bus.
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