Meaning of pull

Definition of pull

(noun) 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"
the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring 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"
a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
(verb) cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
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"
move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
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 knees towards your chin"
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
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"
steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
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"
operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
remove, 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"
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?"
take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

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