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- v. lift upwards or vertically
- v. retrieve; get
- v. drive close towards something, especially a curb.
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- 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.
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.
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.
“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.
“Bravo Patrol, pull up to the fence and shine your headlights on it.”
When I pull up to the Plexiglas-covered bus stop, it is empty.