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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How to use pull round in a sentence
There was no sound of their coming yet, but the pull round Derrible Pointe would account for that.Carette of Sark | John Oxenham
Probably he had sunk all his savings in them, and thought they would pull round with the aid of additional capital.A Girl of the Commune | George Alfred Henty
We pull round, but find that there is so heavy a surf running that we cannot land on the outside.The Cruise of the Mary Rose | William H. G. Kingston
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