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Lyricalamity
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:21:45 AM

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How often do you use the word "pull" in the meaning of "to cancel"?
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:50:32 AM

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Lyricalamity wrote:
How often do you use the word "pull" in the meaning of "to cancel"?


My first thought on this is - to cancel a membership in some group by 'pulling' out of the group - pull your membership. This could also work for any club/group you joined where you receive a weekly/monthly newsletter, or package of some kind. It's rather commonly said.


The One Chloe Silly
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:46:04 AM

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Pull is making something towards you and cancel is to block something from happening or declining. =p
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:43:39 PM

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It’s less common in British English though.
We are aware of the American usage, but would more probably say cancel.
FounDit
Posted: Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:59:47 PM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
It’s less common in British English though.
We are aware of the American usage, but would more probably say cancel.


Yes. Thinking about it, I believe cancel would likely be used more often in America also, though we do use both occasionally.
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