ESL Phrasal Verbs
Explanations of several "pull" phrasal verbs, with a printable worksheet.
“Pull” Phrasal Verbs - Definitions
pull ahead: to move in the lead, to move ahead of the other people (in a race or contest, for example)
· The two drivers were neck in neck* for most of the race, and it wasn’t until the very end that one of them pulled ahead and won.
pull for: to support or cheer for a person/team
pull (x) off: to accomplish something difficult
pull (x) over: to drive your car to the side of the road and stop (when a police officer turns on his/her lights, for example)
pull up: to drive your car (slowly) forward (when parking or stopping at a place, for example)
pull yourself together!: to calm down and stop panicking (you say this when someone is crying, yelling, or very scared, for example)
· I know you’re sad about breaking up with your girlfriend, but it’s already been
“Pull” Phrasal Verbs - Worksheet
Fill in the blanks with the correct words to complete these “pull” phrasal verbs.
1. Patrick (at a fast food restaurant): I’d like two hamburgers, medium fries, and a
Clerk: That’s two hamburgers, medium fries, and a small cola. Your total is
Jane: Hey! You’ve got to ____________________! If we panic, we’ll never get
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