pull aside


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pull aside

To direct or force someone to move away from someone or something, often in order to discuss something privately; to take someone aside. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "aside." I pulled the nurse aside so that I could ask a few more questions about my dad's surgery. I pulled aside one of the waiters to complain about the service we received during out meal.
See also: aside, pull

pull someone aside

to grasp and pull a person to one side. I pulled the child aside and scolded him for trying to sneak into the theater. I pulled aside the child to say something to him.
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Through the day, Modi will likely hold four more bilaterals with French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as well as pull aside meetings with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.
And in order to pull aside such a population, they must first have a way of identifying them and separating them from their younger counterparts.
When potatoes are ready to gather, just pull aside the mulch.
Duterte on Sunday had bilateral talks with Prime Minister Jargaltulgyn Erdenebat and a pull aside meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the leaders' roundtable session at Yanqi Lake here.
The police chased the car and asked its driver to pull aside, local daily Al Anba reported on Thursday.
"They just pull aside anyone who they don't like the way they look - if they are black and have expensive clothes or jewelry, or if they are Hispanic," the New York Times quoted a white officer, as saying, on the condition of anonymity.
If you take the time to crawl up into the far corner of your attic, pull aside a dusty box and a few other objects, you may find lying there, gleaming and ready for action, a Stylophone.
I might tell the players later this evening, but in any case I'll pull aside anyone who I think is anxious and put their mind at rest."
Although both the Indian and Pakistani sides said no formal meeting had been scheduled, they also did not rule out a 'pull aside' meeting during the summit.
Sources said as of now there was no finalisation of a structured meeting between Gilani and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but added that a pull aside meeting was possible.
During his stay in Seoul, Singh will have pull aside meetings with his Italian and Norwegian counterparts Mario Monty and jens Stoltenberg.
London, July 30 (ANI): McLaren ace Lewis Hamilton has said that he does not expect to be in the position where he has to accept team orders to pull aside for a teammate like Ferrari rival Felipe Massa did for Fernando Alonso during last Sunday's German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.
But wait could it be termed a meeting, a call on or a pull aside. It was none of these said the Indian foreign office spokesman.
Earlier in the day, Indian and Chinese leadership on arrival here held a '"pull aside" meeting in which they believed to have resolved to stay firm against the rich nations.
"There was a pull aside with Vice President Hamid Ansari and the new President of South Africa," said Nalin Surie, MEA Secretary (West).