'to pull apart' means to separate two or more things.
- I didn't like the dress when I had finished, so I pulled it apart and started again.
- The teacher had to pull the two boys apart to stop them fighting.
'to pull apart' can also mean to criticise an idea or something written.
- She pulled my argument apart in about thirty seconds.
- The newspaper critics pulled his latest novel apart saying it wasn't as good as his last.
'to pull away' is when a vehicle starts moving .
- He knocked the cyclist over as he was pulling away from the junction.
- The bus pulled away just as I arrived at the stop.
'to pull back' means to move something in a backwards direction.
- He thought I was standing too close to the edge so he pulled me back.
- When I pulled back the covers, I found a little kitten hidden in the bed.
'to pull down' means to demolish a building or other structure.
- The old theatre was pulled down and replaced by a block of flats.
- They pulled down a lot of houses when they built the new ring road around the city.
'to pull down' can also mean to move something from a higher position to a lower one.
- The sun was shining in my eyes so I pulled down the blinds.
- Her T-shirt was too short. She had to keep pulling it down to cover her stomach.
'to pull in' is when a vehicle is driven to a place to stop.
- The bank's over there. Stop and pull in behind that car. I'll get out here.
- We have very little petrol left. We'll have to pull in at the next service station and get some.
'to pull in' can also mean to attract.
- He's a very popular singer at the moment. He can pull in an enormous crowd.
- The music festival pulls in huge numbers of tourists every year.
'to pull off' means to succeed in doing something.
- We'll make a lot of money if we can pull off this deal.
- I don't know how good she is. Do you think she can pull it off?
'to pull on' means to put on clothes quickly.
- Come on, get dressed. Pull on a sweater and let's go.
- When I arrived he was almost ready. He was just pulling on his hat and gloves.