v. t.1.To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
[imp. & p. p. Pulled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pulling.]
Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows.
- Shak.
He put forth his hand . . . and pulled her in.
- Gen. viii. 9.
2.To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
3.To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
4.To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
5.(Horse Racing) To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
6.(Print.) To take or make, as a proof or impression; - hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
7.(Cricket) To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.
Never pull a straight fast ball to leg.
- R. H. Lyttelton.
To pull and haul
to draw hither and thither.
To pull down
to demolish; to destroy; to degrade; as, to pull down a house.
- South.
To pull a finch
See under Finch.
- Howell.
To pull off
take or draw off.
v. i.1.To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
To pull apart
to become separated by pulling; as, a rope will pull apart.
To pull up
to draw the reins; to stop; to halt.
To pull through
to come successfully to the end of a difficult undertaking, a dangerous sickness, or the like.
n.1.The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
2.A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
3.A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
4.A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
5.The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
6.The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
7.Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
8.(Cricket) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
The pull is not a legitimate stroke, but bad cricket.
- R. A. Proctor.
Noun1.Pullpull - 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"
Synonyms: pulling
2.pull - the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
3.pull - special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
Synonyms: clout
4.pull - a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
5.pull - a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
Synonyms: wrench, twist
6.pull - 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"
Synonyms: drag, puff
7.pull - a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
Verb1.pull - cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
Synonyms: draw, force
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
2.pull - 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"
3.pull - move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
4.pull - 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"
5.pull - perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
Synonyms: commit, perpetrate
6.pull - 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"
7.pull - steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
8.pull - strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
Synonyms: overstretch
9.pull - 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"
10.pull - operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
11.pull - rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
12.pull - tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
Synonyms: rend, rip, rive
13.pull - hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
14.pull - strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
15.pull - draw or pull out, 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"
16.pull - 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?"
Synonyms: side, root
17.pull - take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
pull - pull media
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Translate Pull to Spanish, Translate Pull to German, Translate Pull to French
Pulex irritans
Pulicaria dysenterica
-- Pull --
pull a face
pull a fast one on
pull ahead
pull along
pull at
pull away
pull back
pull chain
pull down
pull in
pull in one's horns
pull media
pull off
pull one's weight
pull out
pull out all the stops
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