pull round

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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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And Mr Hixon, who stills lives in Whitley Bay, said: "Shearer is the man to do it." He said: "His strength of character will pull them round.
Scholes started badly, losing early wickets, but George Brook with 25 managed to pull them round and they had eight wickets down when they managed to level the scores.
It took patience from Phil Weston and Hussey to pull them round, but they did so in some style as they put on 103 for the second wicket.
Staffordshire were in danger of seeing their first taste of `grade' cricket go badly awry when they slipped to 119 for six against Lincolnshire at Bourne and it needed the timely intervention of Cannock wicketkeeper Mark Humphries to pull them round.