Definition of pull up in English:

pull up

1(Of a vehicle) come to a halt: he pulled up outside the cottage
More example sentences
  • If I remember correctly, it was the sound of the ice-cream van pulling up outside my house.
  • She was gobsmacked when the limo pulled up outside her home in Tattershall, Toothill.
  • When a police vehicle pulls up youngsters hide in the bushes.
Synonyms
stop, draw up, come to a stop/halt, halt, come to a standstill, brake, park; arrive
2Increase the altitude of an aircraft.
More example sentences
  • The airplane nicely recovered by smoothly pulling up to level flight.
  • Pull up in a high sharp wing-over and then dive on your enemy.
  • So low in fact, that the pilots had to pull up slightly to get the plane on the runway!
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