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pull round

1. To drag, haul, or force someone or something from place to place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "round." Sean was so patient with the kids, letting them pull him round all day playing games in the back yard. There's a homeless man in the neighborhood who pulls a shopping cart round collecting cans and bottles he can return for a deposit.
2. To gradually return to a state of good health, performance, or value after suffering a decline. Doctors were afraid she wouldn't survive the night, but she's starting to pull round, thank goodness. After pushing itself to the brink of bankruptcy with several bad business decisions, the company began pulling round after its newest product captured the imagination of consumers.
3. To gradually reverse or undo someone's or something's decline or misfortune; to return someone or something to a state of good health, performance, or value after suffering a decline. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "round." We had a few rough years after the market crashed, but Professor Robertson's ingenious invention really pulled us round. The new president vowed to pull the country round.
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pull round

Restore or be restored to good health, as in It was good nursing that pulled him round so quickly, or Once on antibiotics, he pulled round quickly. [Late 1800s]
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Jockeys have to pull round it after the last fence and risk getting unbalanced, instead of being able to head for the winning post in a straight line.
It certainly feels gutsy, with loads of low-down power to make it easy to pull round low-speed corners.
Shrewsbury used all three subs in a desperate bid to pull round the game after the break - but to no avail.
Frantic doctors placed Chelsea back in the incubator beside him and were amazed when he started to pull round.
However, slowly but surely, Lucas began to pull round from the infection, while Gail sat by his intensive care cot in Nottingham.
He referred to a career-threatening injury incurred by his chaser Nevada Royale when making a mistake at Newbury's water jump last November, and added "as things stand, jockeys have to pull round it after the last fence, and risk getting unbalanced, instead of being able to head for the winning post in a straight line".
You don't have to have really long hair either, just as long as you have enough to pull round and cover up at the back.