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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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In answer to questions put to him during the briefing at the Manor House Hotel, in Leamington, he said he believed the UK economy was beginning to pull round and, as international demand recovered around the world, it would become much stronger over the next two years.
Cecil, who watched the race at home, admits that his initial reaction was that his filly was to blame for the collision between the two fillies over a furlong out, after which Silver Grey Lady was forced to pull round Double Crossed and renew her challenge on the outside.
The clearest example of this came shortly after the half hour mark when the hard working Youssef Safri slipped the ball behind the back three for Hughes to chase and pull round Chris Barker on the by-line 12 yards from goal.
She said a black Vauxhall Corsa slowed and the driver waved them across the street - but then tried to "pull round" her son, hitting him and breaking his tibia and fibia.
"The line out has been okay but the scrum in particular has been tough for us, but we've managed to pull round and score some nice tries through the style of rugby we try to play.
Upon his return Colo showed an unsureness, easy to pull round the park and to bully.
As there were no obstructions and the road was clear, she started to pull round but, as she became level with the controller, he stepped in front of her car and struck it with the board.