Definition of pull-out in English:



  • (of a section of a magazine, newspaper, or other publication) designed to be detached and kept.

    ‘the figures are presented in a pull-out annual report’
    • ‘The decision was also taken to run the story continuously through the main paper rather than to divert any of it into a pull-out supplement.’
    • ‘This special pull-out supplement focuses on business issues and interests and is published in conjunction with the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland and distributed as part of the Irish Independent.’
    • ‘It appears as the centre-spread of a special pull-out section of Leisure, dedicated to promoting the arts, their contribution to tourism and the spin-off benefits to the economy of South Lakeland.’
    • ‘The Guardian's pull-out survey on housing regeneration, from 24 September (not apparently online, though - unless you know better).’
    • ‘Tucked inside is Assets, a pull-out supplement to test the market for a second title.’
    • ‘The new publication has a pull-out guide to events taking place throughout the year - including the York Festival of Food and Drink in September.’
    • ‘While Le Monde publishes a pull-out supplement and the anniversary features on the front pages of most Eastern European papers, here there is a distracted silence save for a SBS documentary.’
    • ‘Pictures of participants will be featured in a special pull-out supplement on September 7 and September 13.’
    • ‘Sport will remain on the back page, except on Mondays and Saturdays when there will be the usual pullout sections.’
    • ‘The two-volume set comes complete with beautifully drawn pull-out maps of some of the major battlefields - but what really tickled Lee's interest was the idea of an unknown Englishman taking part in the great events.’
    • ‘Please use the Convention 2005 special pull-out section for all your registration needs.’
    • ‘About 30% of the articles are locally produced, including a pull-out map of Shanghai showing places to park a car, and a spread on where celebrities in Beijing go for a drink.’
    • ‘Utilize this special pull-out section of The Alabama Nurse to register for convention.’
    • ‘There's a pull-out poster section comprising lots of band pictures, which is fine if you like that sort of thing.’
    • ‘Everyone received the CFGHE booklet and was reminded that the tearsheet he or she had received four months earlier was reproduced as a pull-out section in the centre.’
    • ‘The Guardian's pull-out supplement on the same day sported a black cover with just the words ‘Oh, God’ in the middle.’
    • ‘Now, the Pentagon is in gear for what a pull-out poster in the latest Mad Magazine calls ‘Gulf Wars, Episode II.’’
    • ‘He handed over the pull-out section of his magazine, entitled ‘Top 100 Sexiest Movie Stars’ or something like that.’


  • 1A pull-out section of a magazine or newspaper.

    ‘don't miss Monday's 8-page Games pull-out’
    • ‘The Province will run full colour parliamentary pull-outs with puns in the headlines, while gruff white dudes talk about global politics in hyper-masculine voices.’
    • ‘An upmarket pull-out of a national news magazine listed all the adrenalin pumping excitement you can buy in life.’
    • ‘A perusal of the best of the latest batch, published in a special colour pull-out on November 7, is interesting.’
    • ‘On Wednesday - more pictures and tributes again - the Standard ran a 16-page pull-out, ‘Remember the Victims’, to chime with Europe's two minutes of silence.’
    • ‘A few teachers were catching up on things, but some appeared to have caught up, and were catching up on computer games and newspaper bargain shopping pull-outs instead (and this included the headmaster).’
    • ‘As a pull-out in the magazine suggests, ‘Do you feel lucky?’’
    • ‘And finally, there's a pull-out about the Rolling Stones.’
    • ‘Better photographs (if not as flattering) appear in the sports pull-outs every day now.’
    • ‘In the middle of the zine is a fantastic pull-out called ‘Fighting Back’: a hand-drawn leaflet on self-defence for women and girls, which Isy has given up copyright for - photocopiers at the ready!’
    • ‘This week school leavers are poring over those pull-outs in the newspapers giving the official lists of vacancies at British universities for everything from accommodation management to youth studies (I'm not making it up).’
    • ‘Do not miss this week's Surrey Comet for a free 28-page pull-out celebrating 150 years of the paper's history.’
    • ‘The next day's papers will carry the budget as front page news, and most will have exclusive pull-outs.’
    • ‘This morning, I was reading the Green Guide - a handy pull-out from The Age which discusses TV, movies and technology, as well as providing a listing of the offerings of the free-to-air channels for the next week.’
    • ‘Our 16-page Kingdom Life pull-out will bring you all the local news from your own parish right to your doorstep with our on-the-spot team of local correspondents reporting on all the issues of importance from every area in the county.’
    • ‘Inside there is a special Olympics pull-out, and on page seven is a column entitled ‘Pitfalls’, listing damaging factors London now has to avoid.’
    • ‘Sani, who has sold men's suits for decades from traveling showrooms set up in hotels around the country, spends millions advertising them in eight-page pull-outs in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and The New York Times.’
    • ‘The Training Notebook Collector's Edition, a three-ring binder specifically designed to store M & F pull-outs (like this one), comes with 82 exercises.’
    magazine section, insert, special-feature section
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  • 2A withdrawal, especially from military involvement or participation in a commercial venture.

    ‘the peace plan was based on a pull-out from the occupied territory’
    • ‘In the end, the opposition motion was composited from those submitted by 13 CLPs and did not even call for an immediate withdrawal of British troops, urging only an ‘early pull-out.’’
    • ‘The end of the Cold War triggered a French pull-out from their barracks in Hiburg, then part of West Germany, freeing up land for urban planning.’
    • ‘The pull-out came just hours before the shares were due to start conditional trading.’
    • ‘He concluded by calling on the movers of a motion calling for the early pull-out of British troops to withdraw their motion in the interests of party unity.’
    • ‘Coming after other business pull-outs this effectively raises the white flag from the dense-server sector.’
    • ‘‘The Foreign Affairs Ministry is co-ordinating the pull-out of the humanitarian contingent with the Ministry of National Defence,’ the statement said.’
    • ‘On Thursday, he had warned that a rushed pull-out would be a catastrophe.’
    • ‘That vote comes one day after a highly respected Democratic congressman called for a pull-out over the next six months and three days after the Senate called for regular reports on the progress and conduct of this war.’
    • ‘That pull-out also went ahead despite the attack.’
    departure, exit, exodus, evacuation, retirement, retreat, disengagement
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