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pull something together

 
1. Lit. to close something, such as a pair of drapes or sliding doors. Please pull the doors together when you finish in the closet. Would you pull the drapes together before you turn on the lights?
2. Fig. to assemble something, such as a meal. I will hardly have time to pull a snack together. I will pull a nice dinner together for the two of us.
3. Fig. to organize something; to arrange something. How about a party? I'll see if I can pull something together for Friday night.
4. Fig. to tidy things up; to straighten things up and make them orderly. This place is a mess. Please pull things together.
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pull together (as a team)

to cooperate; to work well together. Let's all pull together and get this done. If we pull together as a team, we can get this job done on time.
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pull together

to work as a group, esp. in order to achieve a result Everyone on our street really pulled together after the fire.
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pull yourself together

to get control of your emotions and actions He's finding it hard to pull himself together after the accident.
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pull together

1. Make a joint effort, cooperate, as in If we pull together, I'm sure we'll meet our quota. [Late 1700s]
2. pull something together. Assemble or gather together, as in Once we pull together all the facts, we'll understand the situation. [Late 1800s] Also see pull oneself together.
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pull together

v.
1. To draw some things closer to each other: We pulled our chairs together so that we could talk.
2. To bring together things gathered from several sources; compile something: The report pulls together findings from previous studies. The way you've written the ending is good—it pulls the whole story together. The tragedy has pulled the community closer together.
3. To make a joint effort toward a common goal; cooperate: The whole community pulled together to rebuild the school that had burned down.
4. To make oneself calm and tranquil. Used reflexively: Stop crying and pull yourself together!
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pull (oneself) together

To regain one's composure.
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pull together

To make a joint effort.
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But ideally we will get to pull something together.
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We felt that resources for self help were scarce and so set about trying to pull something together.
There were a lot of people who didn't want to see that happen, and I was able to pull something together.
That really doesn't give you a heck of a lot of time to pull something together.
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So we decided that we'd pull something together to get a clearer indication and maybe it will reveal that it's an issue in one community, but it might not be across the board.
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We couldn't find a costume and I had to get in a cab, find some material, and pull something together at the last minute.