There seems to a variety of terminology around the verb "to pull" in English driving, which always puzzles me. Here are some examples:
- to pull out of/into something: to drive out of/into
- to pull over: (transitive: to stop; especially police, right?)
- to pull in (intransitive: to arrive at a destination or come to a stop)
- to pull away: e.g., maneuver the vehicle out of its parking spot and resume driving
Do these phrases have some (common) historical origin (such as, being pulled by a horse before cars were motorized), or did I miss some very general meaning of "to pull" when learning English?