pull over - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypull over
he/she/itpulls over
present participlepulling over
past tensepulled over
past participlepulled over
  1. [intransitive] if a vehicle or driver pulls over, they stop by the side of the road

    Let’s pull over and have a look at the map.

    1. a.
      [transitive] if the police pull a vehicle over, they order its driver to stop at the side of the road

      The cops pulled me over because one of my brake lights wasn’t working.

See also main entry: pull