pull up a chair

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pull up a chair

:to bring a chair near to where other people are sitting so as to sit near them
  • Please pull up a chair and join us.

Word by Word Definitions

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

chair play
  1. : a seat typically having four legs and a back for one person

  2. : electric chair

  3. : an official seat or a seat of authority, state, or dignity

  1. : to install in office

  2. : to carry on the shoulders in acclaim

  3. : to preside as chairman of


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