What is the Meaning of PULL OVER?
pull s.o./s.t. over
This means to drive a vehicle to the side of the road and stop, or (as in example 2) it means the police make someone drive their vehicle to the side of the road and stop.
1. Sometimes, when people pull over on a highway, it’s dangerous.
2. The police pulled her over because she was talking on her cell phone while driving.
3. I heard a strange noise so I pulled my car over and turned off the ignition.
When you use this phrasal verb in the passive voice (and you do not say WHO pulled someone over), it is assumed that a policeman is the subject.
Example: (PULLED OVER – passive voice)
He got pulled over for speeding.
|present participle:||PULLING OVER|
|past participle:||PULLED OVER|