Definition of Pull over

1. Verb. Steer a vehicle to the side of the road. "The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"

Definition of Pull over

1. Verb. (idiomatic) (''intransitive'') (in a vehicle) To come to a stop, and turn off the road (i.e. onto the roadside or hard shoulder). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause to pull over ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull Over

pull on
pull one's finger out
pull one's head in
pull one's own weight
pull one's punches
pull one's socks up
pull one's weight
pull oneself together
pull oneself up by one's bootstraps
pull out all the stops
pull out of the fire
pull out of the hat
pull over (current term)
pull punches
pull quote
pull quotes
pull rank
pull round
pull somebody's leg
pull someone's bacon out of the fire
pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire
pull someone's fat out of the fire
pull someone's leg
pull someone down a peg
pull station
pull strings
pull teeth

Literary usage of Pull over

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1. The Electrical Engineer (1891)
"Now I want you to compare that with the case of an electromagnet where, instead of having ihis distributed pull, you have a much stronger pull over a much ..."

2. Ohio Circuit Court Reports: New Series. Cases Adjudged in the Circuit Courts by Ohio Circuit Courts (1904)
"This pull-over wire is wrapped around the tree with dry boards between the ... About thirty inches above this pull-over wire and between the insulator and ..."

3. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"... то HAVE A pull over ONE = to have at an advantage, in one's power, or under one's thumb. ... They know ... who naturally have the PULL over them. 1856. ..."

4. The Printer's Dictionary of Technical Terms: A Handbook of Definations and by Alexander A. Stewart (1912)
"... Pull a Proof-—To take a proof; originally, to pull over the bar of a hand press and take an impression. See Proof. Pull-Out—Types which have been pulled ..."

5. Eastern England: From the Thames to the Humber by Walter White (1865)
"Jolly Bacchus—The Pull-over—Thorpe and ... A bright breezy morning saluted us as we trudged through the ' pull-over ..."

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