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  • v. lift upwards or vertically
  • v. retrieve; get
  • v. drive close towards something, especially a curb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
  • v. cause (a vehicle) to stop
  • v. straighten oneself
  • v. come to a halt after driving somewhere


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  • So three days a week, I pull up to the place where I have sisters-in-sweat.

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  • Jessica peeped out from behind a bush to watch the coaches, carriages, and phaetons pull up and the splendidly dressed people step out: women in long gowns with large bustles and matching parasols, and men in dove-gray jackets and hats.


  • “Well, pull up some floor,” she said as she went back down to get her PADD.

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  • The Kamilaroi Aborigines would pull up the yam-like tap roots of the seedling trees and cook them as vegetables.


  • After rattling across several miles of this high savannah we pull up before a mound of wooden beehives, an old Mercedes van and a curvaceous, wood-framed caravan sheathed in sheet steel that could have come straight out of La Strada.


  • Nor was there a breech-clout to wipe himself with, drop into the soapy water of the laundering bucket; he had to get to his feet and pull up his underdrawers over the last of a runny mess, his eyes closed against the most appalling shame he had ever experienced.

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  • “Sonofabitch,” the guy says, his hand reaching to pull up his shorts.


  • But he could always pull up the license plate number and track the vehicle back to its registered owner and, hopefully, to Heather Wallace.

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  • “Bravo Patrol, pull up to the fence and shine your headlights on it.”

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  • When I pull up to the Plexiglas-covered bus stop, it is empty.

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