pull together

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pull (oneself) together

To calm oneself down and begin to think or act appropriately. I know you're stressed out, but you need to pull yourself together and get this report done! I hope she pulls herself together soon. We need her to be focused.
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pull together

1. To unify, consolidate, or join together the efforts or resources of a group or team. I know we're behind schedule, but if we pull together, we should be able to get this finished on time. The president is urging all citizens to pull together following the tragic event.
2. To move or organize things closer to one another. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "together." Please pull the desks together so we can use them as a table. If it's too bright in here, I can pull together those curtains.
3. To create or organize something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "together." I know it can be tough to pull together a nutritious meal at the end of a long day, but your body will thank you for it! I'm trying to pull a meeting together for this Friday.
4. To assemble or compile things from various places or sources. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "together." The police are pulling together all the facts to try to figure out what happened last night. We're pulling employee surveys together from our branches around the country.
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pull something together

 
1. Lit. to close something, such as a pair of drapes or sliding doors. Please pull the doors together when you finish in the closet. Would you pull the drapes together before you turn on the lights?
2. Fig. to assemble something, such as a meal. I will hardly have time to pull a snack together. I will pull a nice dinner together for the two of us.
3. Fig. to organize something; to arrange something. How about a party? I'll see if I can pull something together for Friday night.
4. Fig. to tidy things up; to straighten things up and make them orderly. This place is a mess. Please pull things together.
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pull together (as a team)

to cooperate; to work well together. Let's all pull together and get this done. If we pull together as a team, we can get this job done on time.
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pull together

1. Make a joint effort, cooperate, as in If we pull together, I'm sure we'll meet our quota. [Late 1700s]
2. pull something together. Assemble or gather together, as in Once we pull together all the facts, we'll understand the situation. [Late 1800s] Also see pull oneself together.
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pull together

cooperate in a task or undertaking.
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pull together

v.
1. To draw some things closer to each other: We pulled our chairs together so that we could talk.
2. To bring together things gathered from several sources; compile something: The report pulls together findings from previous studies. The way you've written the ending is good—it pulls the whole story together. The tragedy has pulled the community closer together.
3. To make a joint effort toward a common goal; cooperate: The whole community pulled together to rebuild the school that had burned down.
4. To make oneself calm and tranquil. Used reflexively: Stop crying and pull yourself together!
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pull (oneself) together

To regain one's composure.
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pull together

To make a joint effort.
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"They asked me if I could pull something together, so I began approaching as many vocalists as possible.
Pushing back against Ehrlich's claim that the singer "felt it was too late for her to pull something together" for the show, Grande tweeted the producer had kept her from performing the tracks she wanted to sing.
"In the morning I was driving around looking for it and we were trying to pull something together. We hired a couple of amps and borrowed some equipment from other bands and pulled those gigs off."
She lashed out onTwitterafter Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich announce that she wouldn't be performing because organisers felt it was "too late for her to pull something together."
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Bennett added: "I am sure with the number of players still in the market we will be able to pull something together. The aim is to be competitive.
Bennetrt went on: "I'm sure with the number of players still in the market we'll be able to pull something together. The aim is to be competitive.
I said, 'Pull something together. If you lose, you want to at least go down fighting.'"
But ideally we will get to pull something together."
"Usually you can pull something together but I had literally nothing and my interviews were dull and boring that day - I said nothing.
"We can actually pull something together which is going to have such an impact."
"I think for young people to pull something together of this magnitude is a huge undertaking," said Kim Boyd, a Canadian who was visiting Cairo at the time.
"It will take me time for me to earn his respect for what he has achieved in the game but hopefully we can pull something together so that we have got a fantastic department here at the club."
The band's tour manager, Simon Ryder, today refused to say which band member had been taken ill but said the members would "try and pull something together" for the Michael Shields night.
"That really doesn't give you a heck of a lot of time to pull something together."