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]
See also: pull, round
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Every effort was made to treat the pony, but in the end there was no pulling him round.
And Nicky even had a pop at Liam, despite pulling him round the house on a dog collar earlier in the week.
Pat Eddery tucked the son of Capote in behind his five rivals before pulling him round the field in the straight to swamp them for speed.
Horses don't usually dive at fences the way What's Up Boys did and get away with it, but Philip Hobbs' chaser - already a winner at the three big festivals of Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown - landed running and, pulling him round Behrajan, Flynn galvanised a finish out of the gelding to prevail by a neck.
He said: ''The officers and the hospital staff were far too busy pulling him round and didn't concern themselves about how he came to be in the sea at 3am."