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Dictionary definition for: Pull

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

3. (n) the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon" "the pull of the current"

4. (v) 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 th

5. (n) special advantage or influence; "the chairman''s nephew has a lot of pull"

6. (v) move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"

7. (n) a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"

8. (v) 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"

9. (n) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell" "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

10. (v) perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime" "pull a bank robbery"

11. (n) 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"

12. (v) 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"

13. (n) a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"

14. (v) steer into a certain direction; "pull one''s horse to a stand" "Pull the car over"

15. (v) strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up" "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"

16. (v) 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"

17. (v) operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"

18. (v) rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"

19. (v) tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom" "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

20. (v) hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"

21. (v) strip of feathers; "pull a chicken" "pluck the capon"

22. (v) 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"

23. (v) 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?"

24. (v) take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

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