HyperDic: pull_out

English > 4 senses of the expression pull out:
VERBmotionpull out, get outmove out or away
motionpull out, draw, pull, get out, take outbring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
contactpull out, extract, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear outremove, usually with some force or effort
socialpull out, chicken out, back off, back down, bow outremove oneself from an obligation
English > pull out: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove out or away.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymget out
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Oppositepull in, get in, move in, draw inOf trains
Similar tochicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow outRemove oneself from an obligation
Nounspulloutto break off a military action with an enemy / enemy
English > pull out: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningBring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "pull out a gun"
Synonymsdraw, pull, get out, take out
NarrowerunsheatheDraw from a sheath or scabbard
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar todraw, take outtake liquid out of a container or well
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear outRemove, usually with some force or effort
pulltake away
Spanishsacar
Catalantreure
English > pull out: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningRemove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsextract, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear out
Narrowerdemodulateextract information from a modulated carrier wave
threadRemove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string
wring out, squeeze outextract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
See alsopullcause to move by pulling
Similar todraw, pull, pull out, get out, take outBring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Spanishextraer, sacar
Catalanextreure
English > pull out: 4 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningRemove oneself from an obligation.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymschicken out, back off, back down, bow out
NarrowerresilePull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
Broaderretire, withdrawLose interest
Similar topull out, get outMove out or away
Spanishacobardarse, amedrentarse, rajarse

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