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Fruity
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:07:21 PM

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Just as I pulled out of the driveway, I stopped the car ...
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This dictionary states that one of the meanings of "pull out" is "to drive onto a road from another road or from where you have stopped." Does "pulled out of the driveway" mean "drove onto a road from the driveway"?
towan52
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:10:02 PM

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In this context, that's exactly correct.
nic fowler
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:44:29 PM

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Hi Fruity. The short answer is; yes. From the example you have quoted it seems to indicate that this was done in a safe manner, It all comes down to context. "He pulled
out right in front of me" would be a typical defence, after an accident, and it can be from a driveway, parking space or (as has happened to me) from the second to
the third lane of a motorway (Freeway, American English), necessitating hard braking! I won`t mention the other uses of "pulled out", that don`t involve a vehicle!
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Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:56:59 PM

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