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Can you tell me if the definion of these verbs about what to do with a car is correct, please?
to pull up: It's when maybe there's a problem or for whatever reason I've got to stop the car. In this sense, we could say that "pull up" is a synonym of "stop".
to pull in: If I pull in somewhere with my car, I have to drive in a lay-by or near a gas station, so I get off the road where I'm in and I park the car in another place.
to pull over: It's when I need to park the car at the side of the road for a short time, but without entering a lay-off or something; it's simply to stop the car at the edge of the road.
to pull off: It has got the same meaning of "to pull over". Is this correct?
What do you think about these definitions? Are they correct?
Any other phrasal verbs we can use with a car?
I can't wait to hear them come on!
Anyone who can help me with this?
...and, of course, one could pull out onto the main road, or pull away from the kerb or the traffic, or pull back from the edge of the precipice....
"Pull up" is not used that way in the US. Here it means to draw alongside someone. She pulled up next to me at the traffic light.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
In BrE we can say that we pulled up at the traffic lights (not alongside anyone necessarily).
Perfect...thanks guys...would you be kind to suggest any other actions we can do with a car? I'm trying to improve and enhance my vocabulary about the verbs connected to the car and the actions people can do with and in a car... and I think I can do it just through the help of native speakers who can suggest phrases or ways of saying that it's quite unlilkely to find into a dictionary...I'm also looking for colloquial expression I might hear across England or the Us...