(1) Remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
"Extract a bad tooth"
"Take out a splinter"
"Extract information from the telegram"
(2) Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
"Draw a weapon"
"Pull out a gun"
"The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
(3) Move out or away
"The troops pulled out after the cease-fire"
(4) Remove oneself from an obligation
"He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
- To withdraw; especially of military forces; to retreat.
- The troops pulled out of the conflict.
- To use coitus interruptus as a method of birth control.
- To remove something from a container.
- He pulled out his gun before she had a chance to scream.
- To maneuver a vehicle from the side of a road onto the lane.
- When joining a road, you should check for traffic before pulling out.