Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

pull out of

pull out of
Meaning(s)
1) withdraw from, remove oneself from
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • pull out of the race/competition/hat
  • Analysis
    To 'pull out of' something means to withdraw or physically remove yourself from something or somewhere: "I was encouraged to pull out of the competition due to age restrictions." "Medical Aid was forced to pull out of the city due to ongoing danger and threats of violence." When you talk about a bus or stain leaving a station or platform, you can say they 'pulled out of' the station or 'pulled out from' platform. A car can 'pull out' from a parking space onto the road or you can say it 'pulled out' from the correct position on the road with the aim of overtaking another vehicle.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When the athlete twisted his ankle, he had to pull out of the race at the last minute.
    2. The Presidential candidate pulled out of the race due to the controversy surrounding his racist comments.
    3. I've decided to pull out of the competition. I really don't think I stand a chance.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The Board of Management has decided to pull out of the Excellence in the Workplace scheme. That's not a good sign!
    2. I have decided to pull out from running in the election due to personal and family commitments.
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