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pull round

Restore or be restored to good health, as in It was good nursing that pulled him round so quickly, or Once on antibiotics, he pulled round quickly. [ Late 1800s ]
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  • Now, suppose you exchange boats, and pull round once more, that we may see how much good the black lead did.

    In School and Out Oliver Optic
  • The doctors prophesy that he will pull round in about a week.

  • It meant: Get into your boats as fast as you know how and pull round the Fleet.

    A Fleet in Being Rudyard Kipling
  • Before, however, they had time to pull round, our boats were after them.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • The only time he left her was to pull round her in a boat and see how she looked from various points of view.

    A Fleet in Being Rudyard Kipling
  • The signal was not to be disobeyed, and she was seen to pull round and steer for the raft.

  • We had to pull round some way before, guided by the signs he made, we could find a passage through the reefs.

  • The black shook his head, and made a sign to them to pull round.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Castro had moved forward, as if to show his readiness to pull round.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • He often comes here on business, and generally has a pull round the bay.

    Life's Little Ironies Thomas Hardy

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