To pull apart


To pull apart
Pull Pull, v. i. To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope. [1913 Webster]

{To pull apart}, to become separated by pulling; as, a rope will pull apart.

{To pull up}, to draw the reins; to stop; to halt.

{To pull through}, to come successfully to the end of a difficult undertaking, a dangerous sickness, or the like. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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