pull (oneself) together


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pull (oneself) together

To calm oneself down and begin to think or act appropriately. I know you're stressed out, but you need to pull yourself together and get this report done! I hope she pulls herself together soon. We need her to be focused!
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pull together

To unify, consolidate, or join together the efforts or resources of a group or team. I know we're behind schedule, but if we pull together, we should be able to get this finished on time. The president is urging all citizens to pull together following the tragic event.
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pull oneself together

 
1. Fig. to compose oneself; to gather one's wits about one. I have to pull myself together and try it again. Now try to pull yourself together and get through this crisis.
2. Fig. to gather up one's things; to pull one's things together. I'll be ready to leave as soon as I pull myself together. I want to pull myself together and leave.
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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 oneself together

Regain one's composure or self-control, as in After that frightening episode, it took her a while to pull herself together. [Second half of 1800s]
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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

cooperate in a task or undertaking.
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pull yourself together

recover control of your emotions.
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pull yourself toˈgether

bring your feelings under control and start acting normally; stop feeling sorry for yourself: I know she’s upset but it’s time for her to pull herself together and stop crying. OPPOSITE: go (all) to pieces
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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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