pull up

pull up
1. come to a halt after driving somewhere (Freq. 6)

The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn


The chauffeur hauled up in front of us

Syn: ↑draw up, ↑haul up
Topics: ↑driving
Hypernyms: ↑stop, ↑halt
Verb Group: ↑draw up
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s

2. straighten oneself (Freq. 1)

He drew himself up when he talked to his superior

Syn: ↑draw up, ↑straighten up
Derivationally related forms: ↑pull-up
Hypernyms: ↑straighten
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody

3. cause (a vehicle) to stop

He pulled up the car in front of the hotel

Syn: ↑draw up
Topics: ↑driving
Hypernyms: ↑stop
Verb Group: ↑draw up, ↑haul up
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

4. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

pull weeds


extract a bad tooth


take out a splinter


extract information from the telegram

Syn: ↑extract, ↑pull out, ↑pull, ↑take out, ↑draw out
Derivationally related forms: ↑extractible (for: ↑extract), ↑extraction (for: ↑extract), ↑extractor (for: ↑extract)
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms: ↑wring out, ↑squeeze out, ↑demodulate, ↑thread
Verb Group: ↑draw, ↑pull, ↑pull out, ↑get out, ↑take out
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something


Somebody ——s something PP

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1) (of a vehicle or its driver) come to a halt

he pulled up outside the cabin

2) increase the altitude of an aircraft

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pull up [phrasal verb]
1 pull up (something) or pull (something) up
1 a : to move (something) up

I pulled up the shade.

1 b : to move (something) forward or into a position where it can be seen, used, etc.

Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable.

Give me a moment to pull up your file on the computer.

2 pull up or pull (something) up or pull up (something) : to stop a vehicle at a particular place

We pulled up in front of the house.

He pulled up next to me at the stoplight.

He pulled the car up in front of the house.

3 pull up : to stop suddenly before completing something

A muscle spasm caused him to pull up halfway through the race.

She started to answer and then pulled up short.

4 pull (someone) up Brit, informal : to criticize (someone) severely for doing something

Her boss pulled her up for/on being late.

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Main Entry:pull

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ˌpull ˈup derived
(of a vehicle or its driver) to stop

He pulled up at the traffic lights.

Main entry:pullderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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