pull over

1) PHRASAL VERB When a vehicle or driver pulls over, the vehicle moves closer to the side of the road and stops there.

[V P] He noticed a man behind him in a blue Ford gesticulating to pull over.

2) PHRASAL VERB If the police pull over a driver or vehicle, they make the driver stop at the side of the road, usually because the driver has been driving dangerously.

[V n P] The officers pulled him over after a high-speed chase...

[V P n (not pron)] Police pulled over his Mercedes near Dieppe.

3) See also pullover

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • pull-over — [ pylɔvɛr; pulɔvɶr ] n. m. • 1925; mot angl., proprt « tirer par dessus » ♦ Vêtement tricoté (généralement en laine, ou assimilé), couvrant le haut du corps et que l on enfile en le faisant passer par dessus la tête. ⇒ chandail, pull. Un gros… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pull over — « Pull » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Pull (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pull-over — « Pull » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Pull (homonymie). Pull over sans col Un pull over (de l anglais to pull over, tirer par dessus [la tête]) ou un chandail est …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pull over — verb steer a vehicle to the side of the road The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed • Hypernyms: ↑steer, ↑maneuver, ↑manoeuver, ↑manoeuvre, ↑direct, ↑point, ↑head, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull over — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms pull over : present tense I/you/we/they pull over he/she/it pulls over present participle pulling over past tense pulled over past participle pulled over a) [intransitive] if a vehicle or driver… …   English dictionary

  • pull over — v. (D; intr.) to pull over to (to pull over to the curb) * * * [ pʊl əʊvə] (D; intr.) to pull over to (to pull over to the curb) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pull over — verb a) (intransitive) (in a vehicle) To come to a stop, and turn off the road (i.e. onto the roadside or hard shoulder). Can you pull over just after the post office? My house is nextdoor. b) To cause to pull over Police:Do you know why we… …   Wiktionary

  • pull-over — nm., maillot, tricot, polo, chandail ; (une) laine, (un) pull en laine : triko (Albanais.001, Chambéry.025, Megève), trikô (Montagny Bozel, Villards Thônes), tricot (001, Sixt), R.2. Trique ; mâlyo (Morzine) ; jarzè <jerzey> (Cohennoz). E …   Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • pull over — {v.} To drive to the side of the road and stop. * /The policeman told the speeder to pull over./ * /Everyone pulled over to let the ambulance pass./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull over — verb Date: 1930 intransitive verb to steer one s vehicle to the side of the road transitive verb to cause to pull over < pulled him over for speeding > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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