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Pull meaning

pull - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. take away; " pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
  2. 2. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; " pull the ball"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. rein in to keep from winning a race; " pull a horse"
  5. 5. operate when rowing a boat; " pull the oars"
  6. 6. steer into a certain direction; " pull one's horse to a stand"; " Pull the car over"
  7. 7. move into a certain direction; " the car pulls to the right"
  8. 8. 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"
  9. 9. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
  10. 10. To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
  11. 11. To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
  12. 12. To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
  13. 13. To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
  14. 14. To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
  15. 15. To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
  16. 16. The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
  17. 17. A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
  18. 18. A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
  19. 19. A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
  20. 20. The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
  21. 21. The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
  22. 22. Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
  23. 23. To draw; pluck.

pull - examples of usage

  1. I mean," he added, " they'll pull through now." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. " No. We will pull in at the side of the road here and wait for you. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. It was a hard pull to get there. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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