Phrasal Verbs – pull part 2
Let’s continue with ‘to pull’, here are some of the most common:
‘to pull out’ means to extract something.
* It was very painful. The dentist pulled out two of my teeth.
* Somebody had pulled some pages out of the book.
‘to pull out of’ means decide not to continue with an activity or agreement.
* We signed a contract. We can’t pull out of the deal.
* They pulled out of the negotiations after only two hours.
‘to pull out’ is used when a vehicle driven out of a place into the road.
* I didn’t see the man on the bicycle as I was pulling out of the car park.
* The car pulled out in front of the bus.
‘to pull over’ means to drive a car to the side of the road.
* The car was making a strange noise so I pulled over to have a look at it.
* I pulled over to ask someone the way.
‘to pull through’ means recover after a serious illness.
* The doctor came to tell me that John would pull through.
* Nobody thought he’d pull through after the accident.
‘to pull yourself together’ means to regain control of your emotions.
* Stop crying. It’s time to pull yourself together.
* He took a long time to pull himself together.
‘to pull together’ means to cooperate and work as a group to achieve something.
* We can do this, if we all pull together.
* We have to pull together during difficult times.
‘to pull up’ is used when a car slows down and stops.
* It started to rain just as we pulled up in front of the restaurant.
* A taxi pulled up just as I came out of the airport.
‘to pull up’ a chair means you move it in order to sit down.
* Come and join us. Pull up a chair.
* He pulled up a chair and sat down.
‘to pull up’ also means to criticise someone when they make a mistake.
* If you make a mistake, they will pull you up on it every time.
* He’s always pulling me up on my grammar.