Definitions of pull:
  • noun:   the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    Example: "The pull up the hill had him breathing harder"
  • noun:   a sustained effort
    Example: "It was a long pull but we made it"
  • noun:   a device used for pulling something
    Example: "He grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
  • noun:   special advantage or influence
    Example: "The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
  • noun:   the force used in pulling
    Example: "The pull of the moon"
  • noun:   a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
  • noun:   a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    Example: "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  • verb:   steer into a certain direction
    Example: "Pull one's horse to a stand"
  • verb:   move into a certain direction
    Example: "The car pulls to the right"
  • verb:   cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
    Example: "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
  • verb:   take away
    Example: "Pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
  • verb:   strain abnormally
    Example: "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"
  • verb:   hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
    Example: "Pull the ball"
  • verb:   cause to move along the ground by pulling
    Example: "Pull a sled"
  • verb:   apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
    Example: "Pull the rope"
  • verb:   rein in to keep from winning a race
    Example: "Pull a horse"
  • verb:   operate when rowing a boat
    Example: "Pull the oars"
  • verb:   take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
    Example: "I'm pulling for the underdog"
  • verb:   strip of feathers
    Example: "Pull a chicken"
  • verb:   direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    Example: "The ad pulled in many potential customers"
  • verb:   bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    Example: "Pull out a gun"
  • verb:   perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    Example: "Pull a bank robbery"
  • verb:   draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    Example: "Pull weeds"
  • verb:   tear or be torn violently
    Example: "Pull the cooked chicken into strips"

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