Meaning of pull-up in English:

pull-up

Pronunciation /ˈpʊlʌp/

Translate pull-up into Spanish

noun

  • 1An exercise involving raising oneself with one's arms by pulling up against a horizontal bar fixed above one's head.

    ‘Add variety to your workout with other great back exercises including pull-ups, chin-ups, machine rows, lat pull-downs and pullovers.’
    • ‘If you're strong on this movement, perform it after pull-ups and heavy rowing exercises.’
    • ‘For instance, a good time to train your grip strength is after pull-ups or other back exercises.’
    • ‘But many applicants were unable to do even two horizontal bar pull-ups within one minute.’
    • ‘In 2003, a week after elbow surgery to remove bone chips, Johnson was in the weight room doing one-arm pushups on a slant board and assisted one-arm pull-ups.’
  • 2

    (also pull-ups)
    A disposable nappy with an elasticated waistband enabling it to be pulled up and worn like underpants, typically worn by children during potty training.

    ‘now she only wears a pull-up at bedtime’
    • ‘start the process gradually by swapping their nappy for a pair of pull-ups’
    • ‘I put her back in pull-ups because I have enough laundry to do already.’
    • ‘She was put in pull-ups during the day and ignored.’
    • ‘I know I caused the problem by putting him in pull-ups at naps, night, and when leaving the house.’
    • ‘Some mothers feel that pull-ups prolong the potty training process as a child confuses pants with pull-up nappies.’
    • ‘Children are starting school wearing pull-ups, and others are only just out of nappies.’
    • ‘When I was six or seven a friend asked why I was still wearing pull ups.’
    • ‘She's not potty trained so she does wear pull-ups.’
    • ‘He is not always able to make the toilet in time and wears pull ups.’
    • ‘As important as it is for your child to be able to put on pull ups themselves, pretty big accidents can happen.’
    • ‘Do we put her in pull-ups when she gets home?’
  • 3British dated A roadside cafe.

    • ‘‘Breakfast’ at Lancaster at a roadside pull-up.’

adjective

  • (of a nappy) having an elasticated waistband enabling it to be pulled up and worn like underpants.

    ‘if the baby cannot stand, it's not yet time for pull-up nappies’
    • ‘He went missing wearing pull-up diapers and boots.’
    • ‘A 3-year-old student showed up to class in a dirty pull-up diaper.’
    • ‘I packed an arsenal of clean underwear, pull-up diapers (just in case), extra clothes, and a tub of wipes.’
    • ‘He did check the child's pull-up diaper at one point to see if she needed to be changed.’
    • ‘Once babies shift to pull-up nappies or diapers, changing becomes easier.’
    • ‘If the baby cannot stand, it's not yet time for pull-up nappies because these will be difficult to put on and remove.’
    • ‘Some mothers feel that pull-ups prolong the potty training process as a child confuses pants with pull-up nappies.’
    • ‘She named the goat Ava, and dressed it in a sweater and a pull-up nappy.’
    • ‘She was in pull-up nappies longer than other kids in her daycare.’
    • ‘The high-school-age boy did not know how use the toilet and was wearing pull-up diapers.’