字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 want to speak really English from your first lesson. Sign up for your free lifetime account at English Class 101 dot com. Hi, everybody. My name is Alicia. Welcome back to know your verbs in this lesson, we're going to talk about the verb pull. Let's get started. The basic definition of the verb poll is to move something usually towards your body, this motion. To pull examples of this, he pulled his coffee mug across the table. She pulled the lamp string. Okay, now let's look at the congregations for this Ferb present pole poles past pulled past participle polled, progressive pulling. So now let's talk about some additional meanings for this firm, the first additional meaning is to remove something from its place. Some examples. My brother and I used to pull weeds every summer. I pulled out a few gray hairs this morning, so to pull in this case is to remove something from its original place. In the first example sentence. My brother and I used to pull weeds. It means we removed weeds from the ground. We pulled weeds from the original place in the ground and took them out in the second example. Sentence. It's about pulling gray hair so removing gray hairs from their original place to poem. We used to pull to describe this. Okay, let's go on to these second additional meeting now. The second additional meaning is to remove something from a publication. This can mean TV. It can mean magazines, newspapers to remove something. Usually because that thing is offensive or it's incorrect or it's inappropriate. There's some problem with it. Examples pulls a story from the newspaper. The TV show pulled the controversial photos from its segment. So in both of these examples, content is being removed from some kind of media source or some kind of publication because there's a problem with it. In the first example sentence. It's pulled the story. So that means the story, the entire story, there's some problem with it. It needs to be removed in the second example sentence. It's about controversial photos. Controversial photos are pulled from a segment, so that means there's some problem. There's some issue. They have to be removed. We use the verb pole to refer to this, usually in media situations. Let's go on to the third additional meaning for this firm to attract a person or people, meaning to draw people in examples. Fake celebrities always pull big crowds. We pulled in a lot of new customers at the event, so here it means attracted or drew people. So in the first example, sentence big celebrities always pull big crowds means attract pole means attract big celebrities, always draw in or attract a lot of people. In other words, in the second example sentence, which was we pulled in a lot of new customers, it means we drew. We attracted a lot of new customers. You'll also notice that I've used pulled in there so you can use pulled in to refer to attracting people as well to pull in. So you might say that, Or you might see, as in the first example, sentenced to pull big crowds. Okay, let's go onto the fourth additional meaning of this for the fourth additional meaning is to get information like from researching something. Examples. Pull all the files about the criminal investigation. I pulled this photo from his website, so this means to get information, but usually with the kind of feeling of doing some research. So in the first example, sentence pull all the files about the criminal investigation. It means go and get all the files or go do some research, find all the files and get them. So we're doing some kind of research or some sort of investigation, and we need information. We can use the verb pole to refer to getting that information in the second sentence. I pulled this photo from his website. It means I got this photo from his website, but it sounds like I went to his website for some kind of research purpose, and I got the photo there. So now let's move along to some variations and other ways to use this burb. The first expression is to pull oneself together to pull himself together. It means to regain your composure to become comb once again. Examples. Pull yourself together. It's just a small mistake. He needs to pull himself together and get back to work. So in both of these examples, there's someone who's kind of panicking. Maybe, or they're having trouble staying calm and composed. We can use the expression pull yourself together to mean like imagine pulling yourself, pulling all the parts of yourself together again to make like this calm, composed person in the second example sentence. He needs to pull himself together and get back to work. It means he needs to regain his calm, composed manner and go back to his job. So to pull yourself together means just to regain your calm state. I guess you'll also notice that this commonly used reflexively he needs to pull himself together. Reflexive means, ah that the subject and the object of the verb are the same person, so he needs to pull himself. You'll see there, or you should pull yourself together s o the subject and the object of the same person. The next variation is the expression to pull one's weight to pull one's weight. This means to do your fair share of a job or a task to do the things that you were assigned to do your parts. Okay. Ah, so this could be for work. It could be for another activity, a job of project. Whatever examples everyone needs to pull their weight on the team, he's not pulling his weight on this project. What happened? So in the first example sentence, everyone needs to pull their weight on the team. It means each person needs to do his or her job. Each person needs to do his or her tasks. Each person has some responsibilities. It's their job to do those things that's pulling their weight. In the second example sentence. He's not pulling his weight on the project. What happened? That means cause it's negative. He's not doing his part in the project. He's not doing the things he was assigned to do. Why, what happened? What's the problem? So to pull your weight is typically something you should d'oh at work. You want to pull your weight, you're fulfilling your tasks. You're doing the jobs that are assigned to you. It's your responsibility. Okay, let's go on to 1/3 variation. Another way to use this word, Theo expression is to pull rank to pull rank. This means using your power or using authority to make someone do something. Examples. My supervisor tried to pull rank on me to get me to write fake customer reviews, but I refused scenes. The CEO pulled rank on the department manager. They're working on his new project, so to pull rank means to use your rank. Thio, use your position in order to make other people do something. So in the first example sentence, where a supervisor tries to pull rank on the speaker, it means the supervisor tries to use his or her power to get this person. The speaker in this case, too, right customer reviews that are not really customer reviews. So they're trying to get this person to do something they don't want to do because of their position of power or authority. We see this in the second example sentence, too. But it was a successful situation, so the CEO pulled rank on the department manager. We know this because the people in the department presumably are working on the CEO is new project. So that means the CEO was successful in convincing the department manager toe work on this project. So to pull rank means to use your power or use your authority to make something happen. So those are a few new ways. I hope to use the word poll if you have any questions or comments, or if you know some other ways, there are lots of using the verb pool. 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