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pull someone or something over (to something)

[for someone] to cause someone or a vehicle to drive over to something, such as the side of the road. The cop pulled Betty over to the side of the road. I pulled the car over to the side.
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pull something over someone or something

to draw something over someone or something. The doctor pulled a sheet over Gerald and left the room. Sharon pulled the cover over the birdcage for the night.
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pull over (to something)

to steer over to something, such as the side of the road. Betty pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the traffic to thin. The police officer ordered her to pull over.
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pull over

Bring a vehicle to the side of the road; also, instruct a motorist to stop. For example, We pulled over to ask a passerby for directions, or The state trooper pulled the speeding motorist over. [First half of 1900s]
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pull over

v.
1. To draw or drag something over someone or something: The children pulled the covers over their heads.
2. To bring some vehicle to a stop at a curb or at the side of a road: When we drove up the coast, we pulled over at a lookout and watched the sunset. I pulled the car over to the side of the road to let the fire truck pass.
3. To instruct or force a driver to bring a vehicle to a stop at a curb or at the side of a road: The state trooper pulled the motorist over for driving too fast. We saw a police car pulling over a truck.
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