pullout

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

Definition of pullout

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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

verb

Definition of pull out (Entry 2 of 2)

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Yet government officials are said to assessing how Trump’s pullout of the JCPOA, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, and the subsequent reimposition of economic sanctions may hinder the project. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, "Iran, in shadow proxy war with Saudis, expands its Pakistan influence," 12 Sep. 2018 The car’s computer shows that moments before the crash, Jen had stopped on a gravel pullout 70 feet from the edge of the cliff, only to then accelerate. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 4: ‘My God, There’s Six of Them’," 31 Dec. 2018 Even absent an actual pullout, the spirit of the alliance is at stake, many here say. Michael Birnbaum, chicagotribune.com, "Ahead of summit, allies wonder: Will NATO survive Trump?," 9 July 2018 Depending on how Trump sells it — either as an irreversible U.S. pullout, or one final chance to save it — the deal could be strengthened during those six months in a last-ditch effort to persuade Trump to change his mind. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump announces he’ll exit Iran nuclear deal," 8 May 2018 Depending on how Trump sells it — either as an irreversible U.S. pullout, or one final chance to save it — the deal could ostensibly be strengthened during those six months in a last-ditch effort to persuade Trump to change his mind. Josh Lederman, Fox News, "World to learn fate of Iran nuclear pact Tuesday afternoon," 8 May 2018 What had caused the car to plummet from a flat pullout, killing two women and three young people? Javier Panzar, latimes.com, "No skid marks, 3 children still missing, a visit from child services: Mendocino crash raises questions," 30 Mar. 2018 Since Trump’s abrupt Syria announcement last month, a tug of war with allies and his advisers has roiled the national security apparatus over how, and whether, to execute a pullout. John Hudson, The Seattle Times, "Many of Trump’s advisers tried to derail Syria withdrawal," 13 Jan. 2019 The Trump administration also Thursday played down talk of an imminent pullout of American forces from Syria, while simultaneously demanding a complete withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syrian territory. Fox News, "Haley warns Syria, Russia, Iran against using chemical weapons: Don’t bet against the US," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of pullout

Noun

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pullout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pullout

: an act of removing military troops from a position or an area
: a section of a newspaper, magazine, etc., that is meant to be removed and looked at separately

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