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pull-up

[poo l-uhp] /ˈpʊlˌʌp/
noun
1.
an exercise consisting of chinning oneself, as on a horizontal bar attached at each end to a doorpost.
2.
a flight maneuver in which an aircraft climbs sharply from level flight.
Also, pullup.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; noun use of verb phrase pull up
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British Dictionary definitions for pull-up

pull up

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to remove by the roots
2.
often foll by with or on. to move level (with) or ahead (of) or cause to move level (with) or ahead (of), esp in a race
3.
to stop
4.
(transitive) to rebuke
noun
5.
an exercise in which the body is raised up by the arms pulling on a horizontal bar fixed above the head
6.
(Brit, old-fashioned) a roadside café
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