pull up (1)

Meaning: to pull something out of the ground, such as a plant, a stake, or a fence post

For example:

  • pull up sth The protesting farmers pulled up all the stakes and pegs that the surveyors had stuck in the ground.

  • pull sth up If you don't pull the roots up as well, the weeds will grow back in no time.

Nouns often used as objects with pull up (1): plant, bush, weed, carrot, vine, stake, peg, post

Quick Quiz:

Our gardener spent most of the day pulling up

a. leaves

b. weeds

c. insects

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Contributor: Matt Errey