Definition of pull up in English:

pull up

  • 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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