Definition of sull in English:

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Pronunciation: /sʌl/


[no object] US dialect
1(Of an animal) refuse to advance: what he most feared was that the roan would sull, refusing to go further
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  • 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 aired
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  • 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.

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