Pull - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the force used in pulling
- special advantage or influence (syn: clout)
- a device used for pulling something
- a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments (syn: twist, wrench)
- a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke) (syn: drag, puff)
- a sustained effort
- direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes (syn: attract, draw)
- move into a certain direction
- apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
- perform an act, usually with a negative connotation (syn: commit, perpetrate)
- bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover (syn: draw)
- steer into a certain direction
- cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
- operate when rowing a boat
- rein in to keep from winning a race
- tear or be torn violently
- hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
- strip of feathers
- remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
- take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
- take away
He pulled the door open and ran out.
The cat will scratch you if you keep pulling its tail.
Make a knot in the rope and pull it tight.
Pull the baby's chair closer to the table.
She pulled the blanket over her head.
We tried pushing and pulling but couldn't get the couch to move.
Grab the end of the rope and pull as hard as you can.
We spent the morning in the garden pulling weeds.
I accidentally pulled one of the buttons off my shirt.
He pulled the plug out of the socket.
She gave the door a few hard pulls and it opened.
Give the rope a pull.
He has a lot of pull in local political circles.
Pulling the curtain aside, he looked down into the street.
Help me to pull off these muddy boots.
pull back — pull back or move away or backward
pull down — tear down so as to make flat with the ground
pull in — direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
pull off — pull or pull out sharply
present participle: pulling
past tense: pulled
past participle: pulled