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    pull - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pull

    Definition
    (noun) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    Synonyms : pulling
    Example Sentence
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
    Definition
    (noun) the force used in pulling
    Example Sentence
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current
    Definition
    (noun) special advantage or influence
    Synonyms : clout
    Example Sentence
    • the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
    Definition
    (noun) a device used for pulling something
    Example Sentence
    • he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer
    Definition
    (noun) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    Synonyms : twist , wrench
    Example Sentence
    • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
    • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
    Definition
    (noun) a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    Synonyms : drag , puff
    Example Sentence
    • he took a puff on his pipe
    • he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
    Definition
    (noun) a sustained effort
    Example Sentence
    • it was a long pull but we made it
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move by pulling
    Synonyms : draw , force
    Example Sentence
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled
    Definition
    (verb) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    Synonyms : attract , draw , draw in , pull in
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) move into a certain direction
    Example Sentence
    • the car pulls to the right
    Definition
    (verb) apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
    Example Sentence
    • Pull the rope
    • Pull the handle towards you
    • pull the string gently
    • pull the trigger of the gun
    • pull your knees towards your chin
    Definition
    (verb) perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    Synonyms : commit , perpetrate
    Example Sentence
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
    Definition
    (verb) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    Synonyms : draw , get out , pull out , take out
    Example Sentence
    • draw a weapon
    • pull out a gun
    • The mugger pulled a knife on his victim
    Definition
    (verb) steer into a certain direction
    Example Sentence
    • pull one's horse to a stand
    • Pull the car over
    Definition
    (verb) strain abnormally
    Synonyms : overstretch
    Example Sentence
    • I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up
    • The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
    Synonyms : draw
    Example Sentence
    • A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter
    Definition
    (verb) operate when rowing a boat
    Example Sentence
    • pull the oars
    Definition
    (verb) rein in to keep from winning a race
    Example Sentence
    • pull a horse
    Definition
    (verb) tear or be torn violently
    Synonyms : rend , rip , rive
    Example Sentence
    • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
    • pull the cooked chicken into strips
    Definition
    (verb) hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
    Example Sentence
    • pull the ball
    Definition
    (verb) strip of feathers
    Synonyms : deplumate , deplume , displume , pluck , tear
    Example Sentence
    • pull a chicken
    • pluck the capon
    Definition
    (verb) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    Example Sentence
    • pull weeds
    • extract a bad tooth
    • take out a splinter
    • extract information from the telegram
    Definition
    (verb) take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
    Synonyms : root for
    Example Sentence
    • We all rooted for the home team
    • I'm pulling for the underdog
    • Are you siding with the defender of the title?
    Definition
    (verb) take away
    Example Sentence
    • pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf
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