Definition of pull over in English:

pull over

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phrasal verb

  • 1(of a vehicle) move to the side of or off the road.

    ‘I pulled over in the entrance to a farm’
    • ‘Edward stopped the car on a deserted stretch of road, pulling over to the side.’
    • ‘I got so scared at one stage I had to pull over on the open road and do deep breaths and wait for my hands to shake a little less.’
    • ‘Unable to drive properly while laughing, Derek pulled over to the side of the road to settle down.’
    • ‘If in any case your radiator overheats while you are stuck in traffic, the best thing to do is pull over and stop.’
    • ‘Currently, lorries pull over on the side of the road to unload and traffic passes around them.’
    stop, halt, come to a halt, come to a stop, pull in, pull off the road, draw in, park, arrive, draw up
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    1. 1.1pull someone over, pull over someone(of the police) cause a driver to move to the side of the road to be charged for a traffic offense.
      ‘he was pulled over for speeding’
      • ‘The morning after we arrived we were caught up in a police road block where we were pulled over and questioned.’
      • ‘Briefly stated, the applicant was driving a vehicle when he was pulled over by police, searched, arrested for possession of contraband cigarettes contrary to the Excise Act of Canada and the vehicle and its boxed contents seized.’
      • ‘I'm the police officer who pulled you over once because one of your taillights were out.’
      • ‘Or maybe it was the helpful police officer who pulled us over because the gas cap on the passenger side of the car hadn't been closed.’
      • ‘Police pulled him over and administered a breathalyser test, which he failed.’