pull over

pull over(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to stop a vehicle on the side of the road)
a. hacerse a un lado
The driver pulled over to let the truck behind her pass.La conductora se hizo a un lado para dejar que pasara el camión detrás de ella.
b. pararse en el acotamiento
Regionalism used in Mexico
The safest thing to do is to pull over before sending a text.Lo más seguro es pararse en el acotamiento antes de enviar un mensaje de texto.
c. pararse en la berma
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
You're only allowed to pull over on the highway in this area for emergencies.Solo está permitido pararse en la berma en esta zona en caso de emergencia.
d. pararse en la banquina (River Plate)
Ronaldo was so tired that he had to pull over to get some sleep.Ronaldo estaba tan cansado que tuvo que pararse en la banquina para dormir un rato.
e. pararse en el hombrillo
Regionalism used in Venezuela
Can we pull over? I really have to go to the bathroom.¿Podemos pararnos en el hombrillo? Tengo muchas ganas de ir al baño.
f. pararse en el arcén
Regionalism used in Spain
The man had to pull over because of a flat tire.El hombre tuvo que pararse en el arcén porque tenía un pinchazo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to order to stop on the side of the road)
a. parar
The officer pulled us over because we had a taillight out.El agente nos paró porque teníamos una luz trasera apagada.
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pull over
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (driver)
a. parar en
b. el arcén or
Regionalism used in Spain
c. la berma or
Regionalism used in Chile
d. el acotamiento or
Regionalism used in Mexico
e. la banquina or (River Plate)
f. el hombrillo
Regionalism used in Venezuela
pull over
transitive verb
1 (bring closer) [+chair] acercar
2 (topple) volcar
3 (Police) [+car, driver] parar
The officers pulled him over after a high-speed chase Police pulled over his Mercedes near Dieppe
(Aut) hacerse a un lado
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