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Definitions of pull

  1. To draw with force; haul; drag; tug; pluck. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To draw towards one by exerting force; pluck; as, to pull grapes; drag or haul; as, to pull a wagon; draw out; as, to pull a tooth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To draw or try to draw: to draw forcibly: to tear: to pluck. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To draw forcibly; to tug. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To give a pull: to draw. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To draw towards one; to pluck; to tear; to rend. To pull down, to demolish; to humble. To pull off, to separate by pulling. To pull out, to extract. To pull up, to tear up by the roots; to eradicate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To draw forcibly; to rend; to draw towards one; to pluck; to gather; to haul or tug. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. 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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. 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 kneees towards your chin" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To draw apart; to tear; to rend. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. A pluck; loss or violence suffered. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. The act of using force to draw; a tug; colloquially, influence or advantage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. The act of pulling: a struggle or contest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. To draw; pluck. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. The act of pulling; draft. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. An advantage, as through political favoritism. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A pluck; a drawing; a contest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for pull

  1. Pull yourself together now. – The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron, and Augusta Groner
  2. If this can not be done she can pull herself up- up- up and be the " somebody" in the family. – The Colored Girl Beautiful by E. Azalia Hackley
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