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.
See also: aside, pull
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"I could see in his body language he was frustrated and so I had to pull him aside.
Henson is young, so senior players need to pull him aside and teach him the pride of playing for those jerseys.
But Dowie insists he will resist all overtures should the Spaniard pull him aside for a quiet chat after the two sides meet this weekend.
"He listens when you pull him aside to tell him something, it is a trait that will stand him in good stead.
First, pull him aside and tell him you'll be friends but that's it.