pull together

pull together
1) PHRASAL VERB If people pull together, they help each other or work together in order to deal with a difficult situation.

[V P] The nation was urged to pull together to avoid a slide into complete chaos...

[V P] They would be far better off, materially and emotionally, if they all pulled together.

Syn:
join forces
2) PHRASAL VERB If you are upset or depressed and someone tells you to pull yourself together, they are telling you to control your feelings and behave calmly again.

[V pron-refl P] Pull yourself together, you stupid woman!...

[V pron-refl P] He pulled himself together, as always, by throwing himself back into his work.

Syn:
get a grip on yourself
3) PHRASAL VERB If you pull together different facts or ideas, you link them to form a single theory, argument, or story.

[V P n (not pron)] Let me now pull together the threads of my argument...

[V P] Data exists but it needs pulling together. [Also V n P]

Syn:
draw together

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