Definition of “pull (sb/sth) out” - English Dictionary

“pull (sb/sth) out” in British English

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pull (sb/sth) out

phrasal verb with pull uk /pʊl/ us /pʊl/ verb

(AREA)

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

Examples

  • I can't believe he pulled out at the very last minute.
  • British troops were hastily pulled out of Iraq.
  • Kernwell are pulling out of the deal.
  • Now they've suddenly decided to pull out of the agreement.
  • Joe's injury is causing problems so I'm pulling him out of the team.

(Definition of “pull (sb/sth) out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pull sb/sth out” in Business English

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pull sb/sth out

phrasal verb with pull uk /pʊl/ us verb [ T ]

to remove someone or something from an activity:

We can cut project costs by pulling out all non-essential staff.

(Definition of “pull sb/sth out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)