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pull up short

to stop suddenly in a vehicle: A dog suddenly ran across the road and I had to pull up short.
(Definition of pull up short from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pull up short”
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然停车…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然停車…
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