Synonyms for pull

Synonyms for (noun) pull

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: actuation, propulsion

Definition: the act of propelling


Synonyms: pull

Definition: a sustained effort

Usage: it was a long pull but we made it

Similar words: effort, elbow grease, travail, sweat, exertion

Definition: use of physical or mental energy; hard work

Usage: he got an A for effort; they managed only with great exertion


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: breathing in, inhalation, inspiration, intake, aspiration

Definition: the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing


Synonyms: pull

Definition: a device used for pulling something

Usage: he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: clout, pull

Definition: special advantage or influence

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

Similar words: vantage, advantage

Definition: the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

Usage: the experience gave him the advantage over me


Synonyms: pull

Definition: the force used in pulling

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

Similar words: force

Definition: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

Usage: force equals mass times acceleration


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: trauma, hurt, injury, harm

Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms for (verb) pull

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: wound, injure

Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to


Synonyms: pull

Definition: take away

Usage: pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: side

Definition: take sides for or against

Usage: Who are you widing with?; Im siding against the current candidate


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: tear, deplumate, deplume, displume, pull, pluck

Definition: strip of feathers

Usage: pull a chicken; pluck the capon

Similar words: strip

Definition: remove the surface from

Usage: strip wood


Synonyms: pull

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

Usage: pull the ball

Similar words: hit

Definition: cause to move by striking

Usage: hit a ball


Synonyms: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled


Synonyms: rend, rip, rive, pull

Definition: tear or be torn violently

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

Similar words: tear, rupture, snap, bust

Definition: separate or cause to separate abruptly

Usage: The rope snapped; tear the paper


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: force

Definition: do forcibly; exert force

Usage: Don't force it!


Synonyms: pull

Definition: rein in to keep from winning a race

Usage: pull a horse

Similar words: rein, rein in

Definition: stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins

Usage: He reined in his horses in front of the post office


Synonyms: pull

Definition: operate when rowing a boat

Usage: pull the oars

Similar words: row

Definition: propel with oars

Usage: row the boat across the lake


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: pull

Definition: steer into a certain direction

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

Similar words: drive

Definition: cause someone or something to move by driving

Usage: She drove me to school every day; We drove the car to the garage


Synonyms: pull

Definition: move into a certain direction

Usage: the car pulls to the right

Similar words: drive

Definition: move by being propelled by a force

Usage: The car drove around the corner


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: pull, commit, perpetrate

Definition: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

Usage: perpetrate a crime; pull a bank robbery

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel