pull on to put an item of clothing on, usually in a hurry
Synonym: put on, don (formal)
For example: pull on sth After pulling on his jeans and an old pair of boots, Sam dashed outside to get the laundry in before it rained. pull sth on I quickly pulled my jacket on and ran outside to catch the postman.
Nouns often used as objects with pull on: shirt, jeans, jumper, sweater, jacket, coat, socks, shoes, boots, gloves, backpack
1. Joshua heard the car horn blow out front, but before running out he grabbed his wallet and pulled on a. his glasses b. his jacket c. his cell phone
pull out ( 1) If you pull out of something you’re participating in, like a competition or a deal, you stop participating.
Synonym: withdraw Phil was leading the tournament, but he had to pull out after injuring his knee.
Chuck was forced to pull out of the race for President when his campaign funds ran out.
2. After our company pulled out of the deal,
we all a. packed our bags and went home b. worked hard to make it succeed c. continued the negotiations
pull out (2) to move your car from a parking spot or a side street into a traffic lane, or to move out from one traffic lane to join another I checked to see that no other cars were coming, and rain, then I pulled out and drove off. Some idiot pulled out in front of me just as I was about to overtake him. He nearly caused an accident.
3. If you’re pulling out in front of other cars,
you should always a. have your handbrake on b. have your indicator flashing c. have your horn blowing
pull over If you’re driving a car and you pull over, you move over to the side of the road and stop.
Synonym: pull in The taxi pulled over to pick up a passenger. When I saw the police car following me with its lights flashing, I pulled over and turned off the engine.
4. I’ll pull over as soon as I see somewhere a. to park b. to turn c. to overturn
pull through to recover from a serious illness or injury Synonym: survive Without the wonderful care she received from the nurses, I don’t think my grandmother would have pulled through. pull sb through I knew the doctors would do everything they could to help pull him through.
5. If our sick grandpa pulls through, we’ll organise a. a quiet funeral b. a big party c. a memorial service
pull up (1) to pull something out of the ground, such as a plant, a stake, or a fence post pull up sth The protesting farmers pulled up all the stakes and pegs that the surveyors had stuck in the ground.
pull sth up If you don’t pull the roots up as well, the weeds will grow back in no time.
Nouns often used as objects with pull up (1): plant, bush, weed, carrot, vine, stake, peg, post
6. Our gardener spent most of the day pulling up a. leaves b. weeds c. insects
pull up (2) If a vehicle such as a car or a taxi pulls up, it stops. Synonym: stop I told the taxi driver to pull up outside the post office.
As the truck pulled up at the intersection, its brakes made a loud hissing sound.
7. If you’re driving along and you have to pull up suddenly, put your foot on a. the accelerator b. the brake pedal c. the road