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Meaning & Definition of Pull in English

English

Pull

/pʊl/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • pull
  • ,
  • pulling

2. The force used in pulling

  • "The pull of the moon"
  • "The pull of the current"
    synonym:
  • pull

3. Special advantage or influence

  • "The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
    synonym:
  • pull
  • ,
  • clout

4. A device used for pulling something

  • "He grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
    synonym:
  • pull

5. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

  • "The wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"
  • "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
    synonym:
  • wrench
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • pull

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • puff
  • ,
  • drag
  • ,
  • pull

7. A sustained effort

  • "It was a long pull but we made it"
    synonym:
  • pull

verb

1. Cause to move by pulling

  • "Draw a wagon"
  • "Pull a sled"
    synonym:
  • pull
  • ,
  • draw
  • ,
  • force

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • attract
  • ,
  • pull
  • ,
  • pull in
  • ,
  • draw
  • ,
  • draw in

3. Move into a certain direction

  • "The car pulls to the right"
    synonym:
  • pull

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • pull

5. Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

  • "Perpetrate a crime"
  • "Pull a bank robbery"
    synonym:
  • perpetrate
  • ,
  • commit
  • ,
  • pull

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • draw
  • ,
  • pull
  • ,
  • pull out
  • ,
  • get out
  • ,
  • take out

7. Steer into a certain direction

  • "Pull one's horse to a stand"
  • "Pull the car over"
    synonym:
  • pull

8. Strain abnormally

  • "I pulled a muscle in my leg when i jumped up"
  • "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
    synonym:
  • pull
  • ,
  • overstretch

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • pull
  • ,
  • draw

10. Operate when rowing a boat

  • "Pull the oars"
    synonym:
  • pull

11. Rein in to keep from winning a race

  • "Pull a horse"
    synonym:
  • pull

12. Tear or be torn violently

  • "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"
  • "Pull the cooked chicken into strips"
    synonym:
  • rend
  • ,
  • rip
  • ,
  • rive
  • ,
  • pull

13. Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing

  • "Pull the ball"
    synonym:
  • pull

14. Strip of feathers

  • "Pull a chicken"
  • "Pluck the capon"
    synonym:
  • pluck
  • ,
  • pull
  • ,
  • tear
  • ,
  • deplume
  • ,
  • deplumate
  • ,
  • displume

15. 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"
    synonym:
  • extract
  • ,
  • pull out
  • ,
  • pull
  • ,
  • pull up
  • ,
  • take out
  • ,
  • draw out

16. 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?"
    synonym:
  • pull
  • ,
  • root for

17. Take away

  • "Pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
    synonym:
  • pull

Examples of using

In times like this, we should all pull together.
I don't pull them by their hair.
I don't pull them by their hair.