- Phrasal Verb – Pull over
- Meaning 1 – To stop a vehicle by the side of the road. To move to the side of the road to stop or to let someone pass.
- This phrasal verb is not separable.
- “Look at that amazing view! Please pull over so I can take a photo.”
- Meaning 2 – Pull (somebody or something) over – To be ordered to stop at the side of the road by a police officer (or person in authority). You may be pulled over because you are driving too fast, doing something wrong, or have a problem with your car.
- This phrasal verb is separable.
- “The old bill pulled me over because my brake light was not working!”
Note: A pullover is an item of clothing (such as a sweater) that is put on by pulling it over your head.
What is a phrasal verb?
A phrasal verb is a verb combined with 1 or 2 small words. These small words are particles. A particle can be a preposition or adverb. The phrasal verb has a different meaning from the verb alone because the particle changes the meaning of the verb.
Some phrasal verbs can be separated. When we change the tense of the phrasal verb we only modify the verb part. The particle remains the same.