pull up

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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
1. (to draw up)
a. subir
He thought it was a catfish, but when he pulled up the line, he saw that he had caught an alligator.Creía que era un bagre, pero cuando subió el sedal, vio que había pescado un caimán.
b. levantar
Mark pulled up his sleeve to show us his muscles.Mark se levantó la manga para enseñarnos sus músculos.
2. (to draw closer)
a. acercar
Pull up a chair and sit with us.Acerca una silla y siéntate con nosostros.
3. (to uproot)
a. sacar
We pulled up some carrots from the garden for tonight's dinner.Sacamos unas zanahorias de la huerta para la cena de esta noche.
b. arrancar
The puppies pulled up the flowers by the roots.Los cachorros arrancaron las flores de raíz.
4. (to halt)
a. parar
Daniela pulled the car up to the hotel entrance.Daniela paró el auto en la entrada del hotel.
5. (to improve)
a. subir
Alex did an extra credit project to pull up his final grade.Alex hizo un proyecto especial con créditos para subir su calificación final.
6. (to strengthen)
a. fortalecer
Our team's newest player helped to pull up our ranking in the league.El jugador más nuevo de nuestro equipo ayudó a fortalecer nuestro puesto en la liga.
7. (to rebuke)
a. regañar
The teacher pulled Jorge up for his sexist remarks about Sonia.El maestro regañó a Jorge porque hizo comentarios sexistas sobre Sonia.
b. retar (River Plate)
The judge pulled up the police for their failure to follow proper arrest protocols.El juez retó a la policía por no haber seguido los protocolos de detención adecuados.
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
8. (to stop)
a. detenerse
We pulled up at a gas station to buy something to drink, but forgot to get gas.Nos detuvimos en una gasolinera para comprar algo de beber, pero se nos olvidó poner gasolina.
b. pararse
Yolanda pulled up sharply when she saw the low branch ahead on the trail.Yolanda se paró en seco cuando vio la rama baja adelante en el sendero.
c. parar
Blanca pulled up in front of the house and honked the horn for Paloma to go outside.Blanca paró frente a la casa y tocó el claxon para que saliera Paloma.
9. (to raise an aircraft)
a. levantar vuelo
The pilot pulled up just before landing because of a sudden lateral gust.El piloto levantó vuelo justo antes de aterrizar debido a un ráfaga repentina lateral.
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pull up
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
1. (general)
a.
to p somebody up (short)parar a alguien en seco
2. (fig)
a.
to p one's socks upespabilar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (car)
a. parar
pull up
transitive verb
1 (raise by pulling) levantar; subir; [+socks etc] subir
2 (bring closer) [+chair] acercar
3 (uproot) sacar; arrancar
to pull up one's roots desarraigarse
4 (stop) parar; [+horse] refrenar
the police pulled him up for speeding la policía lo paró por sobrepasar el límite de velocidad
5 (scold) regañar
6 (strengthen) fortalecer
it has pulled the pound up ha fortalecido la libra; his mark in French has pulled him up la nota de francés le ha subido la media
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (stop) detenerse; parar; (Aut) parar(se)
2 (restrain o.s.) contenerse
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