pull aside

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pull aside

To direct or force someone to move away from someone or something, often in order to discuss something privately; to take someone aside. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "aside." I pulled the nurse aside so that I could ask a few more questions about my dad's surgery. I pulled aside one of the waiters to complain about the service we received during out meal.
See also: aside, pull

pull someone aside

to grasp and pull a person to one side. I pulled the child aside and scolded him for trying to sneak into the theater. I pulled aside the child to say something to him.
See also: aside, pull
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26 visit to Cary-Grove and warning him of "negative consequences." Cary-Grove dean James Kelly "confronted, intimidated and coerced" Ahmann before Kownick's speech, pulling him aside and confronting him about his "previous political activity" outside school, the complaint says.
I wouldn't be saying it in public, but I would be pulling him aside.
After pulling him aside, police rumbled the ruse when they sprayed the cast with a chemical that turns bright blue on contact with cocaine.
Most of his teammates are over 30 too, so the chances of one of them pulling him aside are remote.