pull·​out | \ ˈpu̇l-ˌau̇t How to pronounce pullout (audio) \

Definition of pullout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act or an instance of pulling out: such as
a : the action in which an airplane goes from a dive to horizontal flight
b : pullback
2 : something that can be pulled out

pull out

pulled out; pulling out; pulls out

Definition of pull out (Entry 2 of 2)

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: Noun That prediction, unfortunately, proved to be accurate; the American pullout from Saigon looked like a dignified retreat compared to the scenes of thousands of desperate Afghans trying to get on planes leaving Kabul airport last August. Peter Bergen, CNN, 9 Aug. 2022 Amazon’s Kindle pullout coincides with growing regulatory pressures on both local and foreign companies that operate in China, including censorship and content curbs. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2022 Watchdog report criticizes Afghan pullout: A government watchdog says decisions by presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. Amy Nakamura, USA TODAY, 18 May 2022 The long-running war and pullout from Afghanistan, along with memories of the first Cold War, has dampened the tolerance for a direct confrontation with Russia. New York Times, 16 Mar. 2022 Chappell lays blame squarely on President Joe Biden himself, as the commander in chief during the US pullout. Kyung Lah And Jack Hannah, CNN, 21 Aug. 2022 But the ongoing rift between Moscow and Washington over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a barrage of economic restrictions seem to have accelerated the pullout. Mary Ilyushina, Washington Post, 26 July 2022 Moscow faced global revulsion and accusations of war crimes Monday after the Russian pullout from the outskirts of Kyiv revealed streets strewn with corpses of what appeared to be civilians, some of whom had seemingly been killed at close range. chicagotribune.com, 4 Apr. 2022 The pullout, the company said, would reduce its workforce by about 25% over the next few quarters. Laura Forman, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pullout


1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pullout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullout. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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