There are 2 main definitions of pull up in English:

pull up1

1(Of a vehicle) come to a halt: he pulled up outside the cottage
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  • 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.
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  • 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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There are 2 main definitions of pull up in English:

pull-up2

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noun

1An exercise involving raising oneself with one’s arms by pulling up against a horizontal bar fixed above one’s head.
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  • Add variety to your workout with other great back exercises including pull-ups, chin-ups, machine rows, lat pull-downs and pullovers.
  • If you're strong on this movement, perform it after pull-ups and heavy rowing exercises.
  • For instance, a good time to train your grip strength is after pull-ups or other back exercises.
2British dated A roadside cafe.
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  • ‘Breakfast’ at Lancaster at a roadside pull-up.

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