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    actions we can do with a car

    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?

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    Re: actions we can do with a car

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Any other phrasal verbs we can use with a car?
    The ones that immediately spring to mind, I would not recommend you to use (basically expletives typical of "road rage").
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: actions we can do with a car

    I can't wait to hear them come on!

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    Re: actions we can do with a car

    Anyone who can help me with this?

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    Re: actions we can do with a car

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Anyone who can help me with this?
    I think your definitions are pretty good, although almost every one of them could be used to cover each situation. For example, one could potentially pull up/over or off at a petrol (gas) station.

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    Re: actions we can do with a car

    ...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....

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    #7

    Re: actions we can do with a car

    "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.

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