verb[no object] US • dialect
- 1(Of an animal) refuse to advance: what he most feared was that the roan would sull, refusing to go furtherMore example sentences
- Many times, we have had sheep or goats bunched and sulled in a corner and sent Bear in to get them out.
- Just leave the sulled animal alone for a while and eventually it will awaken from its stupor under its own volition.
- One afternoon, I was coming home from school and Papa and Rufus Payne were trying to drive a sow down to the ten acre field and she sulled and laid down beside the road.
- 1.1(Of a person) become sullen; sulk: don’t sull up on me, let’s get it airedMore example sentences
- You were sulled up and I was just tired of there always being someone in our family sulled up.
- She entered sulled but came out radiant, her head raised, her face open, smiling - making the street lighter.
- Green, who had once done some tumbling in a circus and sulled up when told he resembled Victor Mature, had been on probation.
mid 19th century: back-formation from sullen.
More definitions of sullDefinition of sull in:
- The US English dictionary