pull up short

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Definition of pull up short

: to suddenly stop what one is doing I had to slam on the brakes when the car in front of me pulled up short. He began to answer her question and then pulled up short.

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“Pull up short.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20up%20short. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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