Commonly used phrasal verbs with PULL in English with Meaning and Examples.
List of phrasal verbs with PULL.
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- Meaning: Start being in a winning position (e.g. in a race or competition)
- Example: After being neck-and-neck the whole race, Gibbs managed to pull ahead in the final lap.
- Meaning: Become separated as a result of pulling
- Example: A weak rope will pull apart.
- Meaning: Rigorously investigate the basis of an idea or theory
- Example: Starting with a couple of inconsistencies, the detective began to pull apart his alibi.
- Meaning: Move ahead
- Example: Schumacher is beginning to pull away from the rest of the racers.
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- Meaning: Pull something, so that comes inside
- Example: After falling out of the boat, the crew pulled him in.
- Meaning: Earn
- Example: He pulls in a lot of money.
- Meaning: Approach a station
- Example: Quick! The train’s pulling in.
- Meaning: Remove by pulling
- Example: As soon as she got home, she pulled off her clothes.
- Meaning: Achieve; to succeed at something difficult
- Example: Six pages is a lot to write in one night. Do you think she can pull it off?
- Meaning: Turn off a road
- Example: After about a mile, we pulled off the main road onto a dirt track.
- Meaning: Begin moving and then move away; to pull away
- Example: As the police approached, the car pulled off and sped away into the distance.
- Meaning: Put on (clothes) by tugging
- Example: I pulled on my winter coat before stepping out into the snow.
- Meaning: Withdraw; especially of military forces; to retreat
- Example: The troops pulled out of the conflict.
- Meaning: Use coitus interruptus as a method of birth control
- Example: With a tremendous groan, he pulled out and ejaculated all over her belly.
- Meaning: Remove something from a container
- Example: He pulled out his gun before she had a chance to scream.
- Meaning: Maneuver a vehicle from the side of a road onto the lane
- Example: When joining a road, you should check for traffic before pulling out.
- Meaning: Come to a stop, and turn off the road
- Example: Can you pull over just after the post office? My house is next door.
- Meaning: Cause to pull over
- Example: Do you know why we pulled you over?
- Meaning: Lift upwards or vertically
- Example: I pull up the level when I want to make my car go into first gear.
- Meaning: Pull forward
- Example: Pull up a bench and have a seat.
- Meaning: Retrieve; get
- Example: Pull up that website for me, it looks quite interesting.
- Meaning: Drive close towards something, especially a curb
- Example: Pull up to that curb slowly; you don’t want to scratch that other car.
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