One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Demolish a building.‘the house was pulled down and the site redeveloped’
demolish, knock down, take down, tear down, dismantle, raze, raze to the ground, level, flatten, bulldoze, destroy, lay wasteView synonyms
- ‘Poorly designed office blocks could be pulled down and more landmark buildings erected to add to the town's famous glass pyramid and viaduct.’
- ‘When he came to York, he stayed at a house in Queen Street, next door to Rowntree's, before these buildings were pulled down to make way for the factory's expansion.’
- ‘It was feared the building could be pulled down or made into flats.’
- ‘As the wondrously ugly 1960 buildings are pulled down, beautiful Bradford is re-emerging.’
- ‘It's easy to pull buildings down but you can never put them back up again.’
2informal Earn a sum of money.‘he was pulling down sixty grand a year’
produce, bear, give, supply, provide, afford, return, bring in, pull in, haul in, gather in, fetch, earn, net, realize, generate, furnish, bestow, pay out, contributeView synonyms
- ‘As the attentive and charming maître d' of one of America's top restaurants, Jamais pulled down $300,000 to $400,000 a year (much of it in tips).’
- ‘Bate once more pulled down $100,000 for his 30 hours a week.’
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