• WordNet 3.6
    • n pull-up an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the bar
    • n pull-up a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers
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  • George Eliot
    “Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    “Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”
  • Booker T. Washington
    “There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Thus, by every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill.”


Pull up your socks - If you aren't satisfied with someone and want them to do better, you can tell them to pull up their socks.
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps - If you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you make the effort to improve things for yourself.


In literature:

More like they've pulled up on reachin' the bank, an' air thar breathin' the critters a bit.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
A few more stretches of his horse brought the lieutenant upon the ground, where he pulled up directly in front of me.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Drew pulled up beside Kirby as he returned from a flank scout.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
He was awakened by Mr. Church pulling up his window blinds.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Nevertheless, Helen did not feel secure until Cricket had jumped into the hole and pulled up the feather, triumphantly.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
We much wished that we had had time to pull up the Tamar, the scenery of which is highly picturesque.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
So again in 1773, calling his little family around the fireside one night, he told them he meant to pull up stakes and move on.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
He was returning from an inspection of his ditches, when his horse pulled up dead lame.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
He saw that they were in a dug-out: it had left its furrow in the sand where it was pulled up.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
At length Prescott pulled up his team at the spot where his companion must leave the trail.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss

In poetry:

"O if you be a gay young knight,
As well I trow you be,
Pull tight your bridle reins, and stay
Till I come up to thee."
"Sir Roland" by Andrew Lang
They are going to pull down the old rectory next year,
So I hear,
And put up an ugly little red
Brick one instead . . .
"The Old Rectory" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Pull up portcullize! down draw-brig!
My nephews are at hand;
And they shall lodge with me to-night,
In spite of all England."
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang

He little recked, the hardy brute
The suffering he did cause
He did not pause to wipe his ass
He just pulled up his drawers.
"The Turds of the Scouts" by General George S Patton Jnr
Others there are that do not bloom,
Which tender are and green,
They are pull'd up, and in their room,
Some other flowers are seen.
"The Seasons Of The Year Compared To the Life Of A Man" by Susannah Hawkins
And hobbling onward up the hill,
The widow's house was full in sight,
He pull'd the bridle harder still,
"Come on, we shan't be there to-night."
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

An unmarked police cruiser pulls up behind us.
Pull up a (Legacy) seat: Mayberry celebrates with friends, family.
You never know what you're going to pull up during crab season.
DAVE SHORETT Time to pull up some crab.
Hundreds Pull Up Some Beach To Watch Movie.
"I'm trying to get him to shoot that pull up ," McCaffery said.
Pull up a beach chair and enjoy.
'Slow down' and ' pull up your pants'.
Why Not Pull Up a Vase And Take a Load Off Your Feet.
Pull up a box and have a minimalist holiday.
Pull Up a Stool at a Battleground Cafe: Colorado Voters Open Up.
Pull up a chair - it's Restaurant Week.
She stood outside her home with the toddler's pillow and bag as he pulled up.
Last week, I pulled up to the light at the corner of Edgewood and Pennsylvania about to get on the highway.
19-year-old Sean Helton stopped to help a woman he thought was having car trouble when two men pulled up and robbed him.

In science:

For semisimple groups there is a unique (up to normalization constants) invariant measure, obtained pulling back the Killing form on the algebra via the left action of the group over itself.
A simple parametrization for G2
Let fδ ∈ C[G] be a global equation of δ pulled back on G via the pro jection G → G/H (fδ is unique up to a multiplicative constant).
Simple Immersions of Wonderful Varieties
Since it is crucial to keep in mind which metric was used to pull up the indices, we write them down again by inserting the correct factor.
Basics of M-Theory
The localization is performed by the following “Pull-up” formula whose proof was given in [BFFGS] and was also recalled in Proposition 6.1. in [ES-IV].
Magnetic Lieb-Thirring inequalities with optimal dependence on the field strength
The blow up of a point P on S pulls back to the successive blow up (any order) of the preimage points.
Cyclic Algebras over $p$-adic curves