pull round
verb Date: 1891 intransitive verb chiefly British to regain one's health transitive verb chiefly British to restore to good health

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  • pull round — ► pull round chiefly Brit. recover from an illness. Main Entry: ↑pull …   English terms dictionary

  • pull round — verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.) He survived the cancer against all odds • Syn: ↑survive, ↑pull through, ↑come through, ↑make it • Ant: ↑succumb ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull round — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms pull round : present tense I/you/we/they pull round he/she/it pulls round present participle pulling round past tense pulled round past participle pulled round British to start to get better after being ill… …   English dictionary

  • pull round — chiefly Brit. recover from an illness. → pull …   English new terms dictionary

  • pull round after an illness — recuperate from an illness, recover for a sickness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pull — ► VERB 1) exert force on (something) so as to move it towards oneself or the origin of the force. 2) remove by pulling. 3) informal bring out (a weapon) for use. 4) move steadily: the bus pulled away. 5) move oneself with effort or against… …   English terms dictionary

  • pull — verb 1》 exert force on so as to cause movement towards oneself or the origin of the force.     ↘be attached to the front and be the source of forward movement of (a vehicle).     ↘remove by pulling.     ↘(pull at/on) inhale deeply while drawing… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pull — 1 /pUl/ verb 1 MOVE STH TOWARDS YOU (I, T) to use your hands to make something move towards you or in the direction that you are moving: Help me move the piano; you push and I ll pull. | pull sth: I pulled the handle and it just snapped off! |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pull — I UK [pʊl] / US verb Word forms pull : present tense I/you/we/they pull he/she/it pulls present participle pulling past tense pulled past participle pulled *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to move someone or something towards you using your hands …   English dictionary

  • pull — /pʊl / (say pool) verb (t) 1. to draw or haul towards oneself or itself, in a particular direction, or into a particular position: to pull a sledge up a hill. 2. to draw or tug at with force: to pull a person s hair. 3. to draw, rend, or tear… …   Australian English dictionary

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