pull for

phrasal verb

pulled for; pulling for; pulls for
US, informal
: to say or show that one hopes (someone or something) will succeed, get well, etc.
We're all pulling for you (to get well).
I'm pulling for the home team.

Examples of pull for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spokesperson's account appears to deny a CNN report, which cited an anonymous source, that the show was pulled for concerns about a guest making an inappropriate comment in wake of the assassination attempt. Saman Shafiq, USA TODAY, 15 July 2024 However, another experiment by a forensic analyst came to the opposite conclusion, suggesting that the trigger did need to be pulled for the round to discharge, which is why the prosecution reopened the case against Baldwin. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 13 July 2024 The five goals on 16 shots that forced Bobrovsky to be pulled for Anthony Stolarz fit the description. Jackson Castellano, Sun Sentinel, 16 June 2024 Section the hair: The smaller the sections, the less tugging and pulling for little ones. Ashley Ziegler, Parents, 13 June 2024 Lakers fans are pulling for the underdog Mavs, while Celtics fans in the Los Angeles area are eagerly awaiting the chance to celebrate. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2024 When forensics said the trigger had to be pulled for the gun to fire, Morrissey offered Baldwin a misdemeanor plea deal, reportedly similar to the offer for first assistant director Dave Halls (who received unsupervised probation and no jail time). Justin Curto, Vulture, 9 Apr. 2024 New Jersey’s state senate mulled over a similar bill last year, before it was pulled for revisions. David Matthews, New York Daily News, 18 Jan. 2024 After allowing Altuve to reach for a second time, Stripling was pulled for Kyle Muller, who tossed four shutout innings of long relief. Justice Delos Santos, The Mercury News, 24 May 2024

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“Pull for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20for. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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