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    Hello,

    I am studying phrasal verbs and I can't undersand the meaning of "pull out" which I know it has to do with a car and traffic. I looked it up but I don't understand it, the same happens with squeeze out in this example:
    "There's always some toothpaste left in the tube. I can never manage to squeeze the last bit out"

    Also, I would like to know the difference between "sit down" and "sit out"

    Thank you very much...

    ANa

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    Default Re: oh.. phrasal verbs..

    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Laura
    Hello,
    I am studying phrasal verbs and I can't undersand the meaning of "pull out" which I know it has to do with a car and traffic. I looked it up but I don't understand it, the same happens with squeeze out in this example:
    "There's always some toothpaste left in the tube. I can never manage to squeeze the last bit out"
    Also, I would like to know the difference between "sit down" and "sit out"
    Thank you very much...
    ANa
    "Pull out" means a lot. Therefore, the meaning of the phrasal verb depends of the context.

    (a) pull out( of a vehicle or its driver): to move away from the side of the road.

    ex) A car suddenly pulled out in front of me.
    (b) pull out (of something)
    -(of a train) to leave a station.
    -to move away from something or stop being involved in it.
    ex) The project became so expensive that we had to pull out.
    we pulled out the flowers.
    I pulled him out of bed. We pull out( draw out) a nail.

    I hope it helps.

    SpoonfulTM

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