例：The city has less than 10 officers assigned to counter-terrorism.
例：The state's power providers made a counter-offer of $700 million.
例：It was a decade later that long hair came to be associated with the counter-culture movement.
2.pull up 停车
例：A car pulled up outside my house.
①pull up short 突然停住
例：A dog suddenly ran across the road and I had to pull up short.
②pull up stakes 搬家
例：This is the fourth time in five years that we've had to pull up stakes.
例：Many people have been stockpiling food as a precaution against shortages.
take precautions 未雨绸缪；采取预防措施
例：We're taking every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of our employees.
4.exit poll 选举投票后民意调查
例：According to exit polls, no party will have an overall majority.
exit polls show/indicate/suggest sth 选后民调显示/表明某事
例：Early exit polls showed the ruling party suffering a major defeat in state elections.
例：Once again the talks have ended in deadlock.
①a deadlock between sb (and sb) 某人（和某人）之间的僵局
例：There was deadlock between the directors and the negotiating committee.
②break/end a deadlock 打破/结束僵局
例：Bosses have been in intense negotiations with employees to break a deadlock over the proposed pay cuts.
Police were called to reports of a blast involving a taxi that pulled up at Liverpool Women's Hospital shortly before the explosion took place Sunday morning.
析：“involving a taxi...”是现在分词短语作后置定语，修饰前面的a blast；“that pulled up...”是that引导的定语从句，that指代a taxi，在从句中充当主语成分，不可省略；“shortly before...”是before引导的时间状语从句。