Pull around meaning

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pull around

1. To drag, haul, or force someone or something from place to place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "around." Sean was so patient with the kids, letting them pull him around all day playing games in the back yard.There's a homeless man in the neighborhood who pulls a shopping cart around collecting cans and bottles he can return for a deposit.

2. To gradually return to a state of good health, performance, or value after suffering a decline. Doctors were afraid she wouldn't survive the night, but she's starting to pull around, thank goodness.After pushing itself to the brink of bankruptcy with several bad business decisions, the company began pulling around after its newest product captured the imagination of consumers.

3. To gradually reverse or undo someone's or something's decline or misfortune; to return someone or something to a state of good health, performance, or value after suffering a decline. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "around." We had a few rough years after the market crashed, but Professor Robertson's ingenious invention really pulled us around.The new president vowed to pull the country around.

See also: around, pull

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pull someone or something around

to drag or haul someone or something around. The woman had pulled her children around all day while she did the shopping. All of them were glad to get home.Nick pulled around his wagon and collected discarded aluminum cans.

See also: around, pull

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pull around


1. To bring some vehicle to a location, especially to load or unload it: The valet pulled our car around, and we all got in.

2. To gradually return to a sound state of health; recover: Now that her fever is gone, the patient is really starting to pull around.

3. To reverse a decline in the value, performance, or health of something; turn something around: The company is almost bankrupt—I don't see how the new president can pull it around.

See also: around, pull

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pull the car around definition, pull the car around meaning | English dictionary


    vb  mainly tr  

1  also intr  to exert force on (an object) so as to draw it towards the source of the force  

2  to exert force on so as to remove; extract  
to pull a tooth    

3  to strip of feathers, hair, etc.; pluck  

4  to draw the entrails from (a fowl)  

5  to rend or tear  

6  to strain (a muscle, ligament, or tendon) injuriously  

7  usually foll by: off  
Informal  to perform or bring about  
to pull off a million-pound deal    

8  often foll by: on  
Informal  to draw out (a weapon) for use  
he pulled a knife on his attacker    

9  Informal  to attract  
the pop group pulled a crowd    

10  also intr  
Slang  to attract (a sexual partner)  

11  intr; usually foll by: on or at  to drink or inhale deeply  
to pull at one's pipe, pull on a bottle of beer    

12  to put on or make (a grimace)  
to pull a face    

13  also intr; foll by: away, out, over, etc.  to move (a vehicle) or (of a vehicle) be moved in a specified manner  
he pulled his car away from the roadside    

14    (Printing)  to take (a proof) from type  

15  to withdraw or remove  
the board decided to pull their support    

16    (Golf, baseball, etc.)  to hit (a ball) so that it veers away from the direction in which the player intended to hit it (to the left for a right-handed player)  

17    (Cricket)  to hit (a ball pitched straight or on the off side) to the leg side  

18    (Hurling)  to strike (a fast-moving ball) in the same direction as it is already moving  

19  also intr  to row (a boat) or take a stroke of (an oar) in rowing  

20  to be rowed by  
a racing shell pulls one, two, four, or eight oars    

21  (of a rider) to restrain (a horse), esp. to prevent it from winning a race  

22  intr  (of a horse) to resist strongly the attempts of a rider to rein in or check it  

23  ♦ pull a fast one  
Slang  to play a sly trick  

24  ♦ pull apart or to pieces  to criticize harshly  

25  ♦ pull your head in    (Austral)  
informal  be quiet!  

26  ♦ pull (one's) punches  

a  Informal  to restrain the force of one's criticisms or actions  

b    (Boxing)  to restrain the force of one's blows, esp. when deliberately losing after being bribed, etc.  

27  ♦ pull one's weight  
Informal  to do one's fair or proper share of a task  

28  ♦ pull strings  
Informal  to exercise personal influence, esp. secretly or unofficially  

29  ♦ pull (someone's) leg  
Informal  to make fun of, fool, or tease (someone)  

30  an act or an instance of pulling or being pulled  

31  the force or effort used in pulling  
the pull of the moon affects the tides on earth    

32  the act or an instance of taking in drink or smoke  

33  something used for pulling, such as a knob or handle  

34  Informal  special advantage or influence  
his uncle is chairman of the company, so he has quite a lot of pull    

35  Informal  the power to attract attention or support  

36  a period of rowing  

37  a single stroke of an oar in rowing  

38  the act of pulling the ball in golf, cricket, etc.  

39  the act of checking or reining in a horse  

40  the amount of resistance in a bowstring, trigger, etc.,  (See also)     →   pull about    →   pull back    →   pull down    →   pull in    →   pull off    →   pull on    →   pull out    →   pull through    →   pull together    →   pull up  
    (Old English pullian; related to Icelandic pula to beat)  
  puller    n  

bell pull  
    n  a handle, rope, or cord pulled to operate a doorbell or servant's bell  

demand-pull inflation  
    n    See    →   inflation    →   2  

    n    (Brit)  
informal  a practical joke or mild deception  

pull about  
    vb  tr, adv  to handle roughly  
the thugs pulled the old lady about    

pull back  
    vb  adv  

1  to return or be returned to a rearward position by pulling  
the army pulled back    

2  the act of pulling back  

3  a device for restraining the motion of a mechanism, etc., or for returning it to its original position  

pull down  
    vb  tr, adv  to destroy or demolish  
the old houses were pulled down    

pull in  
    vb  adv  

1  intr; often foll by: to  to reach a destination  
the train pulled in at the station    

2  intr    (Also)   pull over    (of a motor vehicle, driver, etc.)  

a  to draw in to the side of the road in order to stop or to allow another vehicle to pass  

b  to stop (at a café, lay-by, etc.)  

3  tr  to draw or attract  
his appearance will pull in the crowds    

4  tr  
Slang  to arrest  

5  tr  to earn or gain (money)  

6    (Brit)  a roadside café, esp. for lorry drivers  

pull off  
    vb  tr  

1  to remove (clothing) forcefully  

2  adv  to succeed in performing (a difficult feat)  

pull on  
    vb  tr, adv  to don (clothing)  

pull out  
    vb  adv  

1  tr  to extract  

2  intr  to depart  
the train pulled out of the station    

3    (Military)  to withdraw or escape or be withdrawn or rescued, as from a difficult situation  
the troops were pulled out of the ruined city    

4  intr    (of a motor vehicle, driver, etc.)  

a  to draw away from the side of the road  

b  to draw out from behind another vehicle to overtake  

5  intr  to abandon a position or situation, esp. a dangerous or embarrassing one  

6  foll by: of  to level out or cause to level out (from a dive)  

7  an extra leaf of a book that folds out  

8  a removable section of a magazine, etc.  

9  a flight manoeuvre during which an aircraft levels out after a dive  

10  a withdrawal from a position or situation, esp. a dangerous or embarrassing one  

pull through  

1    (Also)   pull round  to survive or recover or cause to survive or recover, esp. after a serious illness or crisis  

2  a weighted cord with a piece of cloth at the end used to clean the bore of a firearm  

pull together  

1  intr, adv  to cooperate or work harmoniously  

2  ♦ pull oneself together  
Informal  to regain one's self-control or composure  

pull up  
    vb  adv  

1  tr  to remove by the roots  

2  often foll by: with or on  to move level (with) or ahead (of) or cause to move level (with) or ahead (of), esp. in a race  

3  to stop  
the car pulled up suddenly    

4  tr  to rebuke  

5    (Brit)  a roadside café; pull-in  

    n  modifier  using two similar electronic devices, such as matched valves, made to operate 180° out of phase with each other. The outputs are combined to produce a signal that replicates the input waveform  
a push-pull amplifier    

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pull around definition, pull around meaning | English Cobuild



    (pulls  plural & 3rd person present)  (pulling  present participle)  (pulled  past tense & past participle  )

1    verb  When you pull something, you hold it firmly and use force in order to move it towards you or away from its previous position.  
They have pulled out patients' teeth unnecessarily...    V n with adv  
Erica was solemn, pulling at her blonde curls...    V prep  
I helped pull him out of the water...    V n prep  
Someone pulled her hair...    V n  
He knew he should pull the trigger, but he was suddenly paralysed by fear...    V n  
Pull as hard as you can...    V  
I let myself out into the street and pulled the door shut.    V n adj  
    Pull is also a noun., n-count  usu sing  
The feather must be removed with a straight, firm pull.    

2    verb  When you pull an object from a bag, pocket, or cupboard, you put your hand in and bring the object out.  
Jack pulled the slip of paper from his shirt pocket...    V n prep  
Wade walked quickly to the refrigerator and pulled out another beer.    V n with adv  

3    verb  When a vehicle, animal, or person pulls a cart or piece of machinery, they are attached to it or hold it, so that it moves along behind them when they move forward.  
This is early-20th-century rural Sussex, when horses still pulled the plough...    V n  

4    verb  If you pull yourself or pull a part of your body in a particular direction, you move your body or a part of your body with effort or force.  
Hughes pulled himself slowly to his feet...    V pron-refl prep/adv  
He pulled his arms out of the sleeves...    V n prep/adv  
She tried to pull her hand free...    V n adj  
Lillian brushed his cheek with her fingertips. He pulled away and said, `Don't!'    V adv  

5    verb  When a driver or vehicle pulls to a stop or a halt, the vehicle stops.  
He pulled to a stop behind a pickup truck...    V prep  

6    verb  In a race or contest, if you pull ahead of or pull away from an opponent, you gradually increase the amount by which you are ahead of them.  
He pulled away, extending his lead to 15 seconds...    V adv  

7    verb  If you pull something apart, you break or divide it into small pieces, often in order to put them back together again in a different way.  
If I wanted to improve the car significantly I would have to pull it apart and start again.    V n with adv  

8    verb  If someone pulls a gun or a knife on someone else, they take out a gun or knife and threaten the other person with it.  
INFORMAL  They had a fight. One of them pulled a gun on the other...    V n on n  
I pulled a knife and threatened her.    V n  

9    verb  To pull crowds, viewers, or voters means to attract them.  
INFORMAL  The organisers have to employ performers to pull a crowd.    V n  
    Pull in means the same as pull., phrasal verb  
They provided a far better news service and pulled in many more viewers...    V P n (not pron)  
She is still beautiful, and still pulling them in at sixty.    V n P  

10    n-count  A pull is a strong physical force which causes things to move in a particular direction.  
...the pull of gravity.    

11    verb  If you pull a muscle, you injure it by straining it.  
Dave pulled a back muscle and could barely kick the ball...    V n  
He suffered a pulled calf muscle.    V-ed  

12    verb  To pull a stunt or a trick on someone means to do something dramatic or silly in order to get their attention or trick them.  
INFORMAL  Everyone saw the stunt you pulled on me.    V n on n, Also V n  

13    verb  If someone pulls someone else, they succeed in attracting them sexually and in spending the rest of the evening or night with them.  

  →   to pull oneself up by one's bootstraps  
  →   bootstraps  
  →   to pull a face  
  →   face  
  →   to pull someone's leg  
  →   leg  
  →   to pull your punches  
  →   punch  
  →   to pull rank  
  →   rank  
  →   to pull out all the stops  
  →   stop  
  →   to pull strings  
  →   string  
  →   to pull your weight  
  →   weight  
  →   to pull the wool over someone's eyes  
  →   wool  pull away  

1    phrasal verb  When a vehicle or driver pulls away, the vehicle starts moving forward.  
I stood in the driveway and watched him back out and pull away.    V P  

2    phrasal verb  If you pull away from someone that you have had close links with, you deliberately become less close to them.  
Other daughters, faced with their mother's emotional hunger, pull away...    V P  
He'd pulled away from her as if she had leprosy.    V P from n  pull back  

1    phrasal verb  If someone pulls back from an action, they decide not to do it or continue with it, because it could have bad consequences.  
They will plead with him to pull back from confrontation...    V P from n  
The British government threatened to make public its disquiet but then pulled back.    V P  

2    phrasal verb  If troops pull back or if their leader pulls them back, they go some or all of the way back to their own territory.  
They were asked to pull back from their artillery positions around the city...    V P  
He pulled back forces from Mongolia, and he withdrew from Afghanistan.    V P n (not pron), Also V n P  pull down    phrasal verb  To pull down a building or statue means to deliberately destroy it.   (=demolish)  
They'd pulled the registry office down which then left an open space...    V n P  
A small crowd attempted to pull down a statue.    V P n (not pron)  pull in  

1    phrasal verb  When a vehicle or driver pulls in somewhere, the vehicle stops there.  
He pulled in at the side of the road...    V P prep/adv  
The van pulled in and waited.    V P  

  →   pull 9  pull into    phrasal verb  When a vehicle or driver pulls into a place, the vehicle moves into the place and stops there.  
He pulled into the driveway in front of her garage...    V P n  
She pulled the car into a tight parking space on a side street.    V n P n  pull off  

1    phrasal verb  If you pull off something very difficult, you succeed in achieving it.  
The National League for Democracy pulled off a landslide victory...    V P n (not pron)  
It will be a very, very fine piece of mountaineering if they pull it off.    V n P  

2    phrasal verb  If a vehicle or driver pulls off the road, the vehicle stops by the side of the road.  
I pulled off the road at a small village pub...    V P n  
One evening, crossing a small creek, he pulled the car off the road.    V n P n  pull out  

1    phrasal verb  When a vehicle or driver pulls out, the vehicle moves out into the road or nearer the centre of the road.  
She pulled out into the street...    V P prep  
He was about to pull out to overtake the guy in front of him.    V P  

2    phrasal verb  If you pull out of an agreement, a contest, or an organization, you withdraw from it.  
The World Bank should pull out of the project...    V P of n  
A racing injury forced Stephen Roche to pull out.    V P  

3    phrasal verb  If troops pull out of a place or if their leader pulls them out, they leave it.  
The militia in Lebanon has agreed to pull out of Beirut...    V P of n  
Economic sanctions will be lifted once two-thirds of their forces have pulled out...    V P  
His government decided to pull its troops out of Cuba.    V n P of n  

4    phrasal verb  If a country pulls out of recession or if someone pulls it out, it begins to recover from it.  
Sterling has been hit by the economy's failure to pull out of recession...    V P of n  
What we want to see today are policies to pull us out of this recession.    V n P of n  

  →   pull-out  pull over  

1    phrasal verb  When a vehicle or driver pulls over, the vehicle moves closer to the side of the road and stops there.  
He noticed a man behind him in a blue Ford gesticulating to pull over.    V P  

2    phrasal verb  If the police pull over a driver or vehicle, they make the driver stop at the side of the road, usually because the driver has been driving dangerously.  
The officers pulled him over after a high-speed chase...    V n P  
Police pulled over his Mercedes near Dieppe.    V P n (not pron)  

  →   pullover  pull through    phrasal verb  If someone with a serious illness or someone in a very difficult situation pulls through, they recover.  
Everyone was very concerned whether he would pull through or not...    V P  
It is only our determination to fight that has pulled us through.    V n P  
...ways of helping Russia pull through its upheavals.    V P n  pull together  

1    phrasal verb  If people pull together, they help each other or work together in order to deal with a difficult situation.  
The nation was urged to pull together to avoid a slide into complete chaos...    V P  

2    phrasal verb  If you are upset or depressed and someone tells you to pullyourselftogether, they are telling you to control your feelings and behave calmly again.  
Pull yourself together, you stupid woman!...    V pron-refl P  

3    phrasal verb  If you pull together different facts or ideas, you link them to form a single theory, argument, or story.   (=draw together)  
Let me now pull together the threads of my argument...    V P n (not pron)  
Data exists but it needs pulling together.    V P, Also V n P  pull up  

1    phrasal verb  When a vehicle or driver pulls up, the vehicle slows down and stops.   (=draw up)  
The cab pulled up and the driver jumped out.    V P  

2    phrasal verb  If you pull up a chair, you move it closer to something or someone and sit on it.   (=draw up)  
He pulled up a chair behind her and put his chin on her shoulder.    V P n (not pron), Also V n P  

pull-out      (pull-outs  plural  )

1    n-count  In a newspaper or magazine, a pull-out is a section which you can remove easily and keep.  
usu N n  
...an eight-page pull-out supplement.    

2    n-sing  When there is a pull-outof armed forces from a place, troops which have occupied an area of land withdraw from it.  
oft N from/of n  
...a pull-out from the occupied territories...    

ring-pull      (ring-pulls  plural  )A ring-pull is a metal strip that you pull off the top of a can of drink in order to open it.  
  (BRIT)    n-count  
in AM, use tab    

  • pull rank on somebody  exp. use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner

    E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.

  • what goes around comes around  id. expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
  • sit around  exp. let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time

    E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.

  • crap around  exp. 1.act silly; 2. avoid work
  • ponce around  n. to behave in a pretentious manner

    fashionistas poncing around wearing designer earphones

  • jerk smb. around  exp. deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
  • beat around the bush  id. avoid the main topic ; discuss a matter without coming to the point ; to not speak directly/frankly/bluntly about the issue

    Ex: Please, stop beating around the bush and get to the point! Also: beat about the bush

  • nooner  n. encounter mostly for sex done around lunch time

    in French it's "cinq à sept" which is rather in the end of afternoon

  • MBWA  n. management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
  • pokemon  n. a strategy video game originary from Japan, published by Nintendo. Now it is very popular everywhere around the world.

    The name Pokémo ncomes from the words Pocket Monsters

  • zeligian  adv. Someone's ability to look and act like whoever is around him or her.

    The fictional character of human chameleon Leonard Zelig (in the film "Zelig", 1983), who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him.

  • whirlwind  n. a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
  • laugh and the world will laugh with you; weep and you will weep alone  exp. when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.


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English phrasal verbs \

pull around to

pull around to (something or some place)

1. Literally, to drag, haul, or force someone or something in a circular or roughly circular course to some far or opposite side of something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "pull" and "around." They pulled the box around to the back of the house so it wouldn't be visible from the street.The goons grabbed me and pulled me around to an alley behind the building.

2. To drive a car or other vehicle in a circular or roughly circular course to some far or opposite position or place and park there. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "around." Pull around to the loading bay in the back of the building so we can start filling the truck with supplies.Sir, please pull your vehicle around to one of our customs officers for inspection.

See also: around, pull, to

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pull around to something

to drive around to something or some place. Please pull around to the back and deliver the furniture there.We told the driver to pull around to the service entrance.

See also: around, pull, to

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English phrasal verbs \

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Now discussing:

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