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  • v. To withdraw; especially of military forces; to retreat.
  • v. To use coitus interruptus as a method of birth control.
  • v. To remove something from a container.
  • v. To maneuver a vehicle from the side of a road onto the lane.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove oneself from an obligation
  • v. move out or away
  • v. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
  • v. bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover


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  • At Dring below and Isaac Rogers above he stopped, looked down at the deck beneath his feet, gestured to one of the privates and directed that the boy should pull out the night buckets, which had been emptied and rinsed out.

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  • I reach into my bag and pull out my sketchpad, full of amateur renderings of a fox shrine tucked beside a tofu shop, a corner of the iris garden at the Heian Shrine.

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  • After the first couple of visits, I would back into these spacesbecause pulling to the curb, waiting for a break in the traffic, then throwing the car into reverse and swinging it rear-end-first between the lines made me feel more Italian; and because, post-cappuccino, it was easier to pull out into the traffic lanes if you were facing forward.

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  • Down the hall, staring into a different closet, I pull out an unlabeled, plain brown cardboard box.

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  • But he was only thirty - four, in good health, and under [Ame's] Ames 'excellent care he should pull out of it easily, Reed thought confidently.

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