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pull

noun (n)

  • the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you (noun.act)
    Synonym: pulling
    Example:
    The pull up the hill had him breathing harder.
    His strenuous pulling strained his back.
    source: wordnet30
  • the force used in pulling (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    The pull of the moon.
    The pull of the current.
    source: wordnet30
  • special advantage or influence (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: clout
    Example:
    The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull.
    source: wordnet30
  • a device used for pulling something (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He grabbed the pull and opened the drawer.
    source: wordnet30
  • a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments (noun.state)
    Synonym: twist, wrench
    Example:
    He was sidelined with a hamstring pull.
    source: wordnet30
  • a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke) (noun.act)
    Synonym: drag, puff
    source: wordnet30
  • a sustained effort (noun.act)
    Example:
    It was a long pull but we made it.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • cause to move by pulling (verb.contact)
    Synonym: draw, force
    Antonym: force, push
    Example:
    Pull a sled.
    source: wordnet30
  • direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The ad pulled in many potential customers.
    This pianist pulls huge crowds.
    source: wordnet30
  • move into a certain direction (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The car pulls to the right.
    source: wordnet30
  • apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Pull the rope.
    Pull the handle towards you.
    Pull the string gently.
    Pull the trigger of the gun.
    Pull your knees towards your chin.
    source: wordnet30
  • perform an act, usually with a negative connotation (verb.social)
    Synonym: commit, perpetrate
    Example:
    Pull a bank robbery.
    source: wordnet30
  • bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Pull out a gun.
    The mugger pulled a knife on his victim.
    source: wordnet30
  • steer into a certain direction (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Pull one's horse to a stand.
    Pull the car over.
    source: wordnet30
  • strain abnormally (verb.body)
    Synonym: overstretch
    Example:
    I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up.
    The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense (verb.motion)
    Synonym: draw
    Example:
    A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter.
    source: wordnet30
  • operate when rowing a boat (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Pull the oars.
    source: wordnet30
  • rein in to keep from winning a race (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Pull a horse.
    source: wordnet30
  • tear or be torn violently (verb.contact)
    Synonym: rend, rip, rive
    Example:
    Pull the cooked chicken into strips.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Pull the ball.
    source: wordnet30
  • strip of feathers (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Pull a chicken.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Pull weeds.
    source: wordnet30
  • take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for (verb.competition)
    Synonym: root for
    Example:
    I'm pulling for the underdog.
    source: wordnet30
  • take away (verb.change)
    Synonym: deprive, impoverish
    Example:
    Pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf.
    source: wordnet30
  • To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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