pull aside

phrasal verb

pulled aside; pulling aside; pulls aside
: to take (someone) to one side away from other people for a private conversation
The reporter pulled me aside and asked if I knew who was in charge.

Examples of pull aside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dungy recalled being in New York Giants training camp and being pulled aside by Belichick for a deep dive into how to block a punt. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Jan. 2024 Since joining the Clippers via trade in November, Harden has pulled aside Zubac, among others, after every shootaround for around 15 minutes of extra work on pick-and-rolls. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 9 Jan. 2024 Some students were also pulled aside for one-on-one help. Kate Sequeira, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2023 His teammate, Norman Powell, pulled aside Brown during the ensuing timeout to talk about guarding Tatum’s step-back move. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2023 An incision was made over her vocal cords, which needed to be pulled aside during the operation. Eileen Finan, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 And in 2016, he was again pulled aside at LAX while trying to enter the United States. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 But as the weeks passed, his condition deteriorated so much that one day that fall, Marci Waite and her husband, John, were quietly pulled aside by one of their son’s doctors. Max Blau, ProPublica, 21 Aug. 2023 In the morning of June 27, De Oliviera pulled aside Employee 4 to speak to him privately. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 28 July 2023

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“Pull aside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20aside. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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