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pull out (1)

Meaning: If you pull out of something you're participating in, like a competition or a deal, you stop participating.

Synonym: withdraw

For example:

  • pull out Phil was leading the tournament, but he had to pull out after injuring his knee.

  • pull out Chuck was forced to pull out of the race for President when his campaign funds ran out.

Quick Quiz:

After our company pulled out of the deal, we all
  1. packed our bags and went home
  2. worked hard to make it succeed
  3. continued the negotiations

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