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English verb: pull up

1. pull up (motion) come to a halt after driving somewhere


SamplesThe Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn.
The chauffeur hauled up in front of us.


Synonymsdraw up, haul up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Verb groupdraw up, pull up


Domain categorydriving

2. pull up (motion) straighten oneself


SamplesHe drew himself up when he talked to his superior.


Synonymsdraw up, straighten up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)straighten

3. pull up (motion) cause (a vehicle) to stop


SamplesHe pulled up the car in front of the hotel.


Synonymsdraw up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stop


Verb groupdraw up, haul up, pull up


Domain categorydriving

4. pull up (contact) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense


SamplesPull weeds.
Extract a bad tooth.
Take out a splinter.
Extract information from the telegram.


Synonymsdraw out, extract, pull, pull out, take out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)demodulate, squeeze out, thread, wring out


Verb groupdraw, get out, pull, pull out, take out









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