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pull·​out ˈpu̇l-ˌau̇t How to pronounce pullout (audio)
: the act or an instance of pulling out: such as
: the action in which an airplane goes from a dive to horizontal flight
: something that can be pulled out

pull out

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pulled out; pulling out; pulls out

Examples of pullout in a Sentence

Noun A pullout of troops from the region has begun. the civil unrest has led the company to initiate a pullout of its operations in the region Verb the party's been fun, but it's time to pull out the aid workers have been advised to pull out of those regions to which the conflict has spread
Recent Examples on the Web
Moscow’s pullout from the grain deal also presented a major new test to Europe’s united front in supporting Ukraine. Clare Sebastian, CNN, 5 Oct. 2023 Many hoped the Israeli pullout would ease tensions in Gaza. Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Families and larger groups will appreciate the one- and two-bedroom villas, which feature larger decks with sparkling infinity pools, indoor and outdoor showers, full kitchens, and roomy living areas with full-size pullout sofas. Hannah Freedman, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 France’s drawdown in West Africa fuels local extremists’ hope for a Taliban-style victory Macron said troops would be withdrawing in the coming weeks and months, with a full pullout set by the end of the year. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 There’s also a spice drawer on one side of the range and a vertical pullout rack on the other side. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2023 The pullout is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 8 Sep. 2023 Some Sudanese reacted angrily to the pullout, saying they had been betrayed by Western nations that backed the December power-sharing agreement. Annabelle Timsit, Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2023 And Russia’s pullout from the Black Sea grain deal last month dealt yet another blow to a country that received 80% of its grains and wheat from Ukraine and Russia. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Aug. 2023
Windward 55, Santa Margarita 53: The Wildcats pulled out the win on a buzzer beater from Elijah Gelin at Redondo Union. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 One of Estes’ main rivals for the terminals, trucker Old Dominion Freight Line, has pulled out of the bidding process. Paul Berger, WSJ, 29 Nov. 2023 Then, early Sunday morning, the bus pulled out of Ofer Prison in the West Bank and into a throng of cheering Palestinians. Hiba Yazbek, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 So instead, De Niro pulled out his phone to read the original speech. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 29 Nov. 2023 Featuring a women screenwriters pitching session sponsored by Netflix, the biggest fiction series commissioner in Latin America, Ventana Sur has added this year a big spread from Chile’s TV agency Consejo National de Televisión, which could be a reaction to global platforms pulling out of Chile. John Hopewell, Variety, 28 Nov. 2023 Around her face, Verheyen pulled out two thick pieces of hair and softly waved them near Gomez's cheekbones to really show off the glimmering color. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023 In November 2022, an inmate at the facility's low-security prison camp pulled out a gun and attempted to shoot a visitor in the head. CBS News, 25 Nov. 2023 With eight and a half hours to kill on a March 2015 flight from Amsterdam to Kenya, Martina Jones pulled out her GMAT book for a round of studying. Joanne Fowler, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pullout was in 1825

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“Pullout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullout. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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