pull out

pull out
1) PHRASAL VERB When a vehicle or driver pulls out, the vehicle moves out into the road or nearer the centre of the road.

[V P prep] She pulled out into the street...

[V P] He was about to pull out to overtake the guy in front of him.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you pull out of an agreement, a contest, or an organization, you withdraw from it.

[V P of n] The World Bank should pull out of the project...

[V P of n] France was going to pull out of NATO...

[V P] A racing injury forced Stephen Roche to pull out.

3) PHR-V-ERG If troops pull out of a place or if their leader pulls them out, they leave it.

[V P of n] The militia in Lebanon has agreed to pull out of Beirut...

[V P] Economic sanctions will be lifted once two-thirds of their forces have pulled out...

[V n P of n] His government decided to pull its troops out of Cuba. [Also V n P, V P n (not pron)]

4) PHR-V-ERG If a country pulls out of recession or if someone pulls it out, it begins to recover from it.

[V P of n] Sterling has been hit by the economy's failure to pull out of recession...

[V n P of n] What we want to see today are policies to pull us out of this recession. [Also V P]

5) See also pull-out

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