Does "seen people pulling together" mean "witnessed people being united"?

"We have seen people pulling together over the past year: food banks, community food projects, businesses, and creative local authorities. No one disputes the importance of this phenomenal response, but food aid is a sticking plaster" Source: The BMJ (British Medical Journal)

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    Yes, working together to achieve a common purpose, as you surmise. Jan 25 at 10:37

Pulling together is working as a team (not necessarily a formal one) to get a job done - like sailors pulling on a rope. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/pull-together

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