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pull, pulling (noun)
the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
the force used in pulling
"the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
pull, clout (noun)
special advantage or influence
"the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
a device used for pulling something
"he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
wrench, twist, pull (noun)
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
puff, drag, pull (noun)
a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
"he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
a sustained effort
"it was a long pull but we made it"
pull, draw, force (verb)
cause to move by pulling
"draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in (verb)
direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
"Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
move into a certain direction
"the car pulls to the right"
apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
"Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
perpetrate, commit, pull (verb)
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
"perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out (verb)
bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
"draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
steer into a certain direction
"pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
pull, overstretch (verb)
"I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
pull, draw (verb)
cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
"A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
operate when rowing a boat
"pull the oars"
rein in to keep from winning a race
"pull a horse"
rend, rip, rive, pull (verb)
tear or be torn violently
"The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
"pull the ball"
pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume (verb)
strip of feathers
"pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out (verb)
remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
"pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
pull, root for (verb)
take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
"We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
"pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
An act of pulling (applying force)
An attractive force which causes motion towards the source
Any device meant to be pulled, as a lever, knob, handle, or rope
influence, especially as a means of gaining advantage
Appeal or attraction or (as of a movie star)
The situation where a client sends out a request for data from a server, as in server pull, pull technology
A journey made by rowing
to apply a force to (an object) so that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force
to persuade (someone) to have sex with one
to remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability
to do or perform
to retrieve or generate for use
to apply a force such that an object comes toward the person or thing applying the force
to toss a frisbee with the intention of launching the disc across the length of a field