Phrasal verbs with pull
Here are some idiomatic expressions with pull.
To pull back is to retreat.
- The infiltrators pulled back when army started firing.
Pull someone’s leg
To pull someone’s leg is to deceive them for a joke.
- My brother always pulls my leg.
Pull something off
To pull something off is to succeed in doing something difficult.
To pull out is to withdraw.
- Injury forced him to pull out of the tournament.
To pull strings is to make use of your influence to gain an advantage.
- Our politicians are never tired of pulling strings.
- His parents pulled strings to ensure that he got the job.
Pull yourself together
To pull yourself together is to regain your self-control.
- The news had shaken her but she quickly pulled herself together.
Pull your weight
To pull your weight is to do your fair share of work.
- If everyone pulls their weight, we will be able to finish this job before sunset.