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Have You Ever Been "Pulled Over" for Speeding?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 08:49 AM

pull overThis weekend I took a trip by car to New Hampshire.

New Hampshire is a rural state and there are a lot of people on motorcycles.

I saw a lot of bikers being "pulled over" by cops for speeding.

Today's phrasal verb is "pull over"

Here is a sample sentence:


This woman just got pulled over because she was going 20 MPH over the speed limit.



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Pull Over


  • police pull overMeaning: This verb means that someone asks you to stop your car and to park it on the side of the road (usually a cop). It can also mean that you do the action without being asked to do it.

  • Grammar: This verb is used in the active voice: "The cop pulled me over because my headlights were off" or in the passive voice: "I got pulled over by the cop for speeding."

  • Examples: "If you get pulled over for speeding you have to pay a fine." or "How many times in your life have you been pulled over?"



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Topics: Phrasal Verbs

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