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Pull Up

Pull Up is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).

It also appears in the following palindromes:

  • Pull up if I pull up.
  • Pull up, Bob, pull up!
  • Pull up, Eva! We're here! Wave! Pull up!
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Definition of the verb pull up

What does pull up mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. come to a halt after driving somewhere
  2. straighten oneself
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Amanda carried the package | Amanda drove the packageVerbs of Carrying: carry, drag, draw, haul, heft, hoist, lug, nudge, pull, run, schlep, tote, tow, tug, yank
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package to New York | Amanda drove the package to New York
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package to New York from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package from home | Amanda drove the package from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package from home to New York | Amanda drove the package from home to New York
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dressVerbs of Change of Possession: attain, book, buy, call, catch, charter, choose, conserve, find, gather, hire, lease, order, phone, pick, pluck, procure, pull, reach, rent, reserve, shoot, slaughter, vote, win
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] apartI broke the twig and the branch apartVerbs of Separating and Disassembling: blow, break, cut, draw, hack, hew, kick, knock, pry, pull, push, rip, roll, saw, shove, slip, snap, split, tear, tug, yank
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] off / off of / from [Patient 2]I broke the twig off the branch
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] apartThe twig and the branch broke apart
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] apart [Adverb]Those twigs and branches break apart easily
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] off / off of / from [Patient 2]The twig broke off the branch
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] off / off of / from [Patient 2] [Adverb]Twigs break off of those branches easily
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of pull up: draw up / straighten up
    • more generic word: straighten = get up from a sitting or slouching position
  3. cause (a vehicle) to stop
    • domain: driving
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of pull up: draw up
    • more generic word: stop = cause to stop
  4. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

Alternative definition of the verb pull up

verb

  1. lift upwards or vertically
  2. [idiomatic] retrieve; get
  3. [idiomatic] drive close towards something, especially a curb.

Specialised definition of the verb pull up

Glossary of sports / equestrian

if a horse pulls up, it stops running during a race (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Music

  1. "Pull Up" is a musical album of Mr. Vegas.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  2. "Pull Up" is a musical EP of Silver Cube.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Pull Up" is a musical single of Spanish Fly, DJ Jooz, Black Bee, Trad Montana, Duddi Wallace, Carmona, Xpunisha & Rayden.
    • released in (4 years ago)

Miscellanea

Pull Up a.k.a. Pull-up: A pull-up is a variety of upper-body compound pulling exercises. The pull-up has two main grips: palms facing forward/away, and palms facing the person.

  • also known as 引體上升

Phrases with Pull Up

  1. pull up short
  2. pull up stakes
  3. Pull Up Stumps
  4. to pull up

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pull Up

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Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

To pull up, among travellers, means to stop. Alluding to the act ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

tikiiriwatista pull up (a plant) wiriik [-wi.rii{k/t}-l vT(1) 1. pull up, pull out of the ground (with ...

Google previewAn Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Pull up stakes Move somewhere else.* Pull up stumps Cease doing something.* Pull yourself together A demand to be more rational and less emotional. It is usually used about a person who is making a fuss * unlikely to offend; ** may offend; ...

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Usage statistics about pull up

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb pull up:

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Quotes about Pull Up

I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore. (William Manchester)
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Anagrams of PULL UP

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  • UPPULL

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