phrasal verbs with pull

Are you ready to learn all the phrasal verbs (verb ‘to pull’ + preposition) for the verb ‘pull’? There are quite a few to learn, so let me give you a little info on the verb ‘to pull’ to begin with.

What does ‘pull’ mean?

The word ‘pull‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to use force on a person or object to make it move towards oneself.

For example:

  • Stop pulling my hair.

Pull is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is pulled.

FUN FACT – The verb ‘to pull’ is also a slang term to describe the action of kissing (British English) or making out with (American English) someone. Especially on a night out. For example:

  • I pulled a fit girl at the club last night; we’re meeting up on Tuesday.

If you are going out with the sole intention of finding a partner, you can say you’re going ‘on the pull’.

phrasal verbs with pull list

Phrasal verbs with ‘pull’ include:

  • Pull ahead (go in front of)
  • Pull apart (separate)
  • Pull back (close in on the leader)
  • Pull down (demolish)
  • Pull in (attract)
  • Pull off (complete a difficult task)
  • Pull oneself together (compose oneself)
  • Pull out (stop participating)
  • Pull over (stop a vehicle)
  • Pull through (survive)
  • Pull to (close)
  • Pull together (work as a team)
  • Pull up​ (slow and stop)
phrasal verbs with pull

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘pull’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

pull phrasal verbs list - pull ahead
phrasal verbs with pull - pull apart
phrasal verbs with pull - pull back
pull phrasal verbs list - pull down
phrasal verbs with pull - pull in
pull phrasal verbs list - pull off
phrasal verbs with pull - pull oneself together
pull phrasal verbs list - pull out meaning
phrasal verbs with pull - pull over
pull phrasal verbs list - pull through
phrasal verbs with pull - pull to
phrasal verbs with pull - pull together meaning
phrasal verbs with pull - pull up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs you’ve just learnt below.

If you enjoyed these picture phrasal verbs with real life examples, why not check out the other groups. The full list can be found here.

idioms with verbs – PULL

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with pull, how about learning the idioms with pull too?