0

What does pulled at mean here?

Meg pulled at him. ‘Mrs Whatsit said for us to go on into the town.’

another piece:

‘Come on.’ Meg pulled at them. How many times was it she had urged them on? ‘Let’s go find father. He’ll be able to explain it all to us.’

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

1

It is the usual meaning of pull.

As a phrase, pull at means "tug something" or metaphorically "demand attention". It is a matter of context or interpretation whether Meg was actually pulling, or only telling them to move.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.