Pull on

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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

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