pull out

pull out
verb
1. move out or away (Freq. 4)
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The troops pulled out after the cease-fire

Syn: ↑get out
Ant: ↑pull in
Derivationally related forms: ↑pullout
Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑go forth, ↑go away
Verb Group: ↑chicken out, ↑back off, ↑back down, ↑bow out
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

2. bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover (Freq. 4)
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draw a weapon

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pull out a gun

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The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

Syn: ↑draw, ↑pull, ↑get out, ↑take out
Derivationally related forms: ↑drawer (for: ↑draw)
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms: ↑unsheathe
Verb Group: ↑draw, ↑take out, ↑extract, ↑pull, ↑pull up, ↑draw out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something PP

3. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense (Freq. 1)
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pull weeds

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extract a bad tooth

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take out a splinter

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extract information from the telegram

Syn: ↑extract, ↑pull, ↑pull up, ↑take out, ↑draw out
Derivationally related forms: ↑extractible (for: ↑extract), ↑extraction (for: ↑extract), ↑extractor (for: ↑extract)
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms: ↑wring out, ↑squeeze out, ↑demodulate, ↑thread
Verb Group: ↑draw, ↑pull, ↑get out, ↑take out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something PP

4. remove oneself from an obligation
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He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved

Syn: ↑chicken out, ↑back off, ↑back down, ↑bow out
Hypernyms: ↑retire, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms: ↑resile
Verb Group: ↑get out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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