Phrasal Verbs with 'pull'

Pull someone apart = to separate people who are fighting e.g. The bodyguards pulled the two men apart and told them to leave the restaurant.

Pull something apart = to say that a piece of writing is bad e.g. My tutor pulled my essay apart and told me I had to re-do it.

Pull something down = to destroy a building e.g. They pulled down the abandoned house and are building a car park there.

Pull someone in = to take someone to the police station e.g. The police pulled him in and asked where he’d been the previous night.

Pull someone in = when many people go to a show. e.g. Bon Jovi concerts pull in a big crowd.

Pull into a place = a train arrives at a station e.g. The train pulled in on platform 10 on time.

Pull something off = to succeed in doing something difficult e.g. Can you believe she actually pulled it off and passed her driving test?

Pull through = to recover/help someone recover from a serious illness e.g. Don’t worry. I have a feeling she will pull through.

Pull off = when a car leaves a main road e.g. Pull off here and take that turning to the right.

Pull out = to stop being involved in an activity/agreement e.g. The Chinese badminton players pulled out of the games.

Pull over = when a car is driven to the side of the road in order to stop e.g. Pull over! I don’t feel well.

Pull someone over = the police asks you to stop driving e.g. The police pulled me over and asked to see my driving license.

Pull yourself together = to become calm after being angry/upset e.g. You need to pull yourself together! You can’t go around shouting like a mad man.

Pull up something = to move a chair close to someone e.g. Pull up a chair and join the discussion.
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