pull-up

noun \ ˈpu̇l-ˌəp \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

First Known Use of pull-up

1901

in the meaning defined above

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pull up

verb

Definition of pull up

1 : to bring to a stop : halt
2 : check, rebuke
1 a : to check oneself
b : to come to an often abrupt halt : stop
2 : to draw even with others in a race

Examples of pull up in a Sentence

  1. the jockey tried to pull up the apparently injured horse

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First Known Use of pull up

1623

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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PULL-UP Defined for English Language Learners

pull-up

Definition of pull-up for English Language Learners

  • : an exercise in which you hold onto a bar above your head and then pull your body up until your chin is above the bar


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