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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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