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Pull Definition

(verb)

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strip of feathers


Examples

pull a chicken

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(noun)

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a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments


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he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

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(verb)

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perform an act, usually with a negative connotation


Examples

pull a bank robbery

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(verb)

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


Examples

pull weeds

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(noun)

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special advantage or influence


Examples

the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull

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(verb)

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


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The ad pulled in many potential customers

This pianist pulls huge crowds

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(verb)

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


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pull out a gun

The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

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(noun)

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a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

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(verb)

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


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I'm pulling for the underdog

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(verb)

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tear or be torn violently


Examples

pull the cooked chicken into strips

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(verb)

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


Examples

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

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(noun)

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


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the pull up the hill had him breathing harder

his strenuous pulling strained his back

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(verb)

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cause to move by pulling


Examples

pull a sled

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(verb)

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strain abnormally


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I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up

The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition

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(noun)

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a device used for pulling something


Examples

he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer

(verb)

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


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pull the string gently

pull the trigger of the gun

pull your knees towards your chin

(noun)

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a sustained effort


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it was a long pull but we made it

(verb)

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


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pull the ball

(verb)

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move into a certain direction


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the car pulls to the right

(verb)

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operate when rowing a boat


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pull the oars

(verb)

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rein in to keep from winning a race


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pull a horse

(verb)

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steer into a certain direction


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pull one's horse to a stand

(verb)

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take away


Examples

pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf

(noun)

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the force used in pulling


Examples

the pull of the moon

the pull of the current