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pull-up British & World English

An exercise involving raising oneself with one’s arms by pulling up against a horizontal bar fixed above one’s head

pull up British & World English

(Of a vehicle) come to a halt

pull-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

pull up stakes British & World English

Move or go to live elsewhere

pull someone up British & World English

Cause someone to stop or pause; check

pull one's socks up British & World English

Make an effort to improve one’s work, performance, or behaviour

pull up in pull British & World English

(Of a vehicle) come to a halt

bring someone up short British & World English

Make someone check or pause abruptly

pull oneself up by one's bootstraps British & World English

Improve one’s position by one’s own efforts

pull someone up in pull British & World English

Cause someone to stop or pause; check

pull up stakes in stake1 British & World English

Move or go to live elsewhere

pull up in pull English Thesaurus

a van pulled up with six men inside

bring someone up short in short British & World English

Make someone check or pause abruptly

pull one's socks up in sock British & World English

Make an effort to improve one’s work, performance, or behaviour

pull someone up in pull English Thesaurus

he grinned unabashedly when his mother pulled me up

pull oneself up by one's bootstraps in bootstrap British & World English

Improve one’s position by one’s own efforts

pull or drag oneself up by one's own bootstraps in bootstrap British & World English

Improve one’s position by one’s own efforts


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