Definitions for pull

Definitions for (noun) pull

Main entry: pull, pulling

Definition: the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

Usage: the pull up the hill had him breathing harder; his strenuous pulling strained his back

Main entry: pull

Definition: a sustained effort

Usage: it was a long pull but we made it

Main entry: drag, puff, pull

Definition: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

Usage: he took a puff on his pipe; he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly

Main entry: pull

Definition: a device used for pulling something

Usage: he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer

Main entry: clout, pull

Definition: special advantage or influence

Usage: the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull

Main entry: pull

Definition: the force used in pulling

Usage: the pull of the moon; the pull of the current

Main entry: wrench, twist, pull

Definition: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

Usage: the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell; he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Definitions for (verb) pull

Main entry: pull, overstretch

Definition: strain abnormally

Usage: I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up; The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition

Main entry: pull

Definition: take away

Usage: pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf

Main entry: pull, root for

Definition: take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for

Usage: We all rooted for the home team; I'm pulling for the underdog; Are you siding with the defender of the title?

Main entry: extract, pull, pull out, pull up, draw out, take out

Definition: remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

Usage: pull weeds; extract a bad tooth; take out a splinter; extract information from the telegram

Main entry: tear, deplumate, deplume, displume, pull, pluck

Definition: strip of feathers

Usage: pull a chicken; pluck the capon

Main entry: pull

Definition: hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing

Usage: pull the ball

Main entry: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Main entry: draw, draw in, pull, pull in, attract

Definition: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Usage: 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

Main entry: rend, rip, rive, pull

Definition: tear or be torn violently

Usage: The curtain ripped from top to bottom; pull the cooked chicken into strips

Main entry: pull

Definition: apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

Usage: Pull the rope; Pull the handle towards you; pull the string gently; pull the trigger of the gun; pull your knees towards your chin

Main entry: pull

Definition: rein in to keep from winning a race

Usage: pull a horse

Main entry: pull

Definition: operate when rowing a boat

Usage: pull the oars

Main entry: pull, pull out, take out, get out, draw

Definition: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

Usage: draw a weapon; pull out a gun; The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

Main entry: pull

Definition: steer into a certain direction

Usage: pull one's horse to a stand; Pull the car over

Main entry: pull

Definition: move into a certain direction

Usage: the car pulls to the right

Main entry: draw, pull

Definition: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

Usage: A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter

Main entry: pull, commit, perpetrate

Definition: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

Usage: perpetrate a crime; pull a bank robbery

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