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Definition 1: remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense - [verb of contact]

Samples where pull up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pull weeds
  • extract a bad tooth
  • take out a splinter
  • extract information from the telegram

Synonyms for pull up in the sense of this definition

(pull up is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of pull up ) extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing

"wring out the washcloth"

(... is a kind of pull up ) extract information from a modulated carrier wave

(... is a kind of pull up ) remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string

"She had her eyebrows threaded"

(pull up has a similar meaning as ...) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

"draw a weapon" "pull out a gun" "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"

Definition 2: cause (a vehicle) to stop - [verb of motion]

Samples where pull up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pulled up the car in front of the hotel

Synonyms for pull up in the sense of this definition

(pull up is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

(pull up has a similar meaning as ...) come to a halt after driving somewhere

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

(pull up belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 3: come to a halt after driving somewhere - [verb of motion]

Samples where pull up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pull up in the sense of this definition

(pull up is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

(pull up has a similar meaning as ...) cause (a vehicle) to stop

"He pulled up the car in front of the hotel"

(pull up belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 4: straighten oneself - [verb of motion]

Samples where pull up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He drew himself up when he talked to his superior

Synonyms for pull up in the sense of this definition

(pull up is a kind of ...) get up from a sitting or slouching position

"The students straightened when the teacher entered"

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