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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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  • Castro had moved forward, as if to show his readiness to pull round.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The doctors prophesy that he will pull round in about a week.

  • All right,” answered Leslie, “stay where you are; we will pull round to the other side.

    Dick Leslie's Luck Harry Collingwood
  • He says that it's been a near thing, but with careful nursing he may pull round.

    The Hero of Garside School

    J. Harwood Panting
  • Before, however, they had time to pull round, our boats were after them.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • The signal was not to be disobeyed, and she was seen to pull round and steer for the raft.

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

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • pull round, lads,” I heard him shout, “and back in towards me!

  • Presently a boat put off and began to pull round the promontory.

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

    A Fleet in Being Rudyard Kipling

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