Pull out – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

1. Pull out means to drive onto a road from another road, or from a parking space at the side of the road.

Example of use:

a) Don’t pull out yet, there’s a lorry coming.

b) He pulled out right in front of me, and my car crashed into his.

2. When a train pulls out of a station it starts to move and it leaves the station.

Example of use:

My train was pulling out of the station when I got there so I had to wait for the next one.

3. To pull out of something also means to withdraw from an agreement, or stop taking part in an activity.

Example of use:

According to newspaper reports, Barack Obama has said that America will pull out of Afghanistan in 2011.

pull out
present simple
pull out and pulls out
-ing form
pulling out
past simple
pulled out
past participle
pulled out

See also, pull up

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