pull about

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pull about

1. To drag, haul, or force someone or something around or from place to place. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "about." The child pulled the box about the room, pretending it was a suitcase. I took the dogs for a walk, but they just pulled me about the whole time.
2. To cause someone to remain in a state of uncertainty, expectation, or misinformation, usually to achieve some end. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "about." It turns out that they had just been pulling me about for the last few months, and all of the money that I had invested was now gone. I wish you would quit pulling me about and just tell me the truth!
See also: pull

pull someone about

 
1. Lit. to drag someone around. The boys were pulling one another about and playing very rough. Don't pull your little brother about so!
2. Fig. to give someone a hard time. I'm tired of your double-talk! Stop pulling me about! You can't believe what she tells people. She is always pulling people about.
See also: pull