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wanna speak real English from your first lesson sign up for your free lifetime account at English class 101.com hi everybody my name is Alisha welcome back to know your verbs in this lesson we're going to talk about the verb pole let's get started the basic definition of the verb pole 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 conjugations for this verb present pole poles past hold past participle pulled progressive pulling so now let's talk about some additional meanings for this verb 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've removed weeds from the ground we pulled weeds from their original place in the ground and took them out in the second example sentence it's about pulling grey hair so removing gray hairs from their original place to pull we use to pull to describe this okay let's go on to the second additional meaning 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 pull the story from the newspaper 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 verb to attract a person or people meaning to draw people in examples big 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 see that or you might see as in the first example sentence to pull big crowds okay let's go on to the fourth additional meaning of this verb 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 poll 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 verb the first expression is to pull oneself together to pull oneself together it means to regain your composure to become calm once again examples pulling 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 is commonly used reflexively he needs to pull himself together reflexive means 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 so the subject and the object are 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 are assigned to do your parts okay so oh this could be for work it could be for another activity a job a 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 because 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 the problem so to pull your weight is typically something you should do 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 a third variation another way to use this verb the 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 seems the CEO pulled rank on the department manager they're working on his new project so to pull rank means to use your rank to 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 to write customer reviews that are not real 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 two 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 CEOs new project so that means the CEO was successful in convincing the department manager to 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 poll let us know in the comment section of this video of course if you liked the video please make sure to give it a thumbs up subscribe to the channel and come check us out at English class 101.com for other good English study tools thanks very much for watching this episode of know your verbs and we'll see you again soon bye my pull-pull-pull are we fooling Oh pulling my hair out [Music]

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