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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypull out
he/she/itpulls out
present participlepulling out
past tensepulled out
past participlepulled out
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a train pulls out, it leaves a station
    1. a.
      if a vehicle or driver pulls out, they move onto a road or onto a part of a road where the traffic is moving faster

      She just pulled out in front of me without using her turn signal!

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to stop being involved in an activity, event, or situation

    The firm is pulling out of the personal computer business.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if soldiers pull out of a place, or if someone pulls them out, they leave
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