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pull (n):
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

Related Words: ing
pull (n):
a sustained effort
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it was a long pull but we made it
pull (n):
a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
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he took a puff on his pipe.
he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly

Related Words: dragpuff
pull (n):
a device used for pulling something
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he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer
pull (n):
special advantage or influence
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the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
pull (n):
the force used in pulling
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the pull of the moon.
the pull of the current
pull (n):
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
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the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell.
he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Related Words: twistwrench
pull (v):
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
pull (v):
take away
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pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf
pull (v):
take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
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We all rooted for the home team.
I'm pulling for the underdog.
Are you siding with the defender of the title?
pull (v):
remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
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pull weeds.
extract a bad tooth.
take out a splinter.
extract information from the telegram

Related Word: extract
pull (v):
strip of feathers
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pull a chicken.
pluck the capon
pull (v):
hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
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pull the ball
pull (v):
cause to move by pulling
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draw a wagon.
pull a sled

Related Words: drawforce
pull (v):
direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
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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

Related Words: attract
pull (v):
tear or be torn violently
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The curtain ripped from top to bottom.
pull the cooked chicken into strips

Related Word: rip
pull (v):
apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
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Pull the rope.
Pull the handle towards you.
pull the string gently.
pull the trigger of the gun.
pull your knees towards your chin
pull (v):
rein in to keep from winning a race
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pull a horse
pull (v):
bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
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draw a weapon.
pull out a gun.
The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

Related Word: draw
pull (v):
operate when rowing a boat
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pull the oars
pull (v):
steer into a certain direction
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pull one's horse to a stand.
Pull the car over
pull (v):
move into a certain direction
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the car pulls to the right
pull (v):
cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
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A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter
pull (v):
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
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perpetrate a crime.
pull a bank robbery

Related Words: commitperpetrate
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Next Proverb

You can't teach an old dog new tricks

Ağaç yaşken eğilir.
something that you say which means it is difficult to make someone change the way they do something when they have been doing it the same way for a long time.


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