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Pull Out

How to Conjugate Pull Out

  • Infinitive: Pull Out
  • Present Tense: Pull Out/ Pulls Out
  • -ing Form: Pulling Out
  • Past Tense: Pulled Out
  • Past Participle: Pulled Out
Pull Out is a separable phrasal verb and has 7 definitions.

Definitions of Pull Out:

1. When something or someone leaves a place.

Examples: We can pull out of town by noon if everyone is ready.
Jack saw the train pulling out as soon as he got there.

2. In the context of vehicles, it means leaving a parking space and entering the street or other driving area.

Examples: The robbers pulled out of the driveway so fast that it left skid marks!
You should always check your mirrors before you pull out of a parking space.

3. When someone reveals a weapon, usually in a threatening way.

Examples: When Detective Jones pulled his pistol out, the townspeople fell silent.
The man pulled out a knife and asked for my wallet.

4. When someone wants to cancel an arrangement or agreement or to stop being involved in something.

Examples: The businessman pulled out of the deal at the last minute.
My clients are pulling out of our agreement because the economy changed..

5. When soldiers are removed from a location as needed; a retreat.

Examples: The president pulled most of the troops out of Iraq
The soldiers were pulled out almost as soon as they arrived.

6. When something is removed from somewhere.

Examples: Money is automatically pulled out of my bank account every month for taxes.
Someone pulled the dog out of the river before it drown.

7. Note: Pullout (n.) when used as a noun, means soldiers were being removed from a place.

Examples: The pullout happened as ordered by the president.

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.