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    Hi,

    Wenger's joy was tempered by a knee injury to Walcott. The England winger limped off in injury time after pulling up on the halfway line with no one around him.

    What does the "pull up on the halfway line with on one around him" mean?


    Does it mean that "he stopped on the halfway line" or "caught up on the halfway line"?

    Thanks a lot

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    raised himself in a vertical position

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    What does the "pull up on the halfway line with on one around him" mean?
    It means that he stopped (running, playing). Nobody was close to him at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambarde View Post
    raised himself in a vertical position
    You may like to delete this, ambarde, as it is incorrect and ungrammatical.

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    Default Re: pull up on

    Quote Originally Posted by ambarde View Post
    raised himself in a vertical position
    This is not correct in this context. It is possible to "pull yourself up" to a vertical position, but when talking about someone who is already moving "to pull up" means to stop. In this particular context, he was forced to "pull up" (probably to stop suddenly) because he had suffered a knee injury which meant he couldn't run any further.

    Note to OP: your title suggests that you thought that "to pull up on" was the verb. It's simply "to pull up". "On the halfway line" is where he stopped.

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