pull over

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pull over (third-person singular simple present pulls over, present participle pulling over, simple past and past participle pulled over)

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive, of a vehicle) To come to a stop, and turn off the road (i.e. onto the roadside or hard shoulder).
    Can you pull over just after the post office? My house is next door.
  2. (transitive) To cause to pull over
    Police: Do you know why we pulled you over?
    Driver: Was it because I was driving dangerously?
    Police: Yes, please breathe into this, sir; we need to take a breathalyzer test.


  • (for a vehicle, to come to a stop and turn off the road): pull up