Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pull (sb/sth) out”

pull (sb/sth) out

verb uk phrasal verb with pull   /pʊl/ us  

(AREA)

If soldiers or military forces pull out or are pulled out, they move out of an area because they have been ordered to.

(ACTIVITY)

to stop being involved in an activity or agreement: He pulled out of the deal at the last moment. They've pulled all their athletes out of the competition.
(Definition of pull (sb/sth) out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pull (sb/sth) out?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Responding to an attack, but you might be interested in these topics from the War, peace and fighting topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “pull (sb/sth) out”

Word of the Day

long time no see

said when you meet someone who you haven't seen for a long period of time

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More