pull  

  • Pronunciation Video of pull

  • Pronunciation of pull: P UH1 L (pʊl)

  • Number of syllables of pull: 1

  • Definition of pull

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

    • Schools pull plug on swimming lessons.  
    • Gwen Gale was the one to pull the trigger.  
    • The pectoral muscles help pull the foreleg forward.  
    • The centrifugal force will pull the string taut.  
    • I couldn't pull it out because of adhesion.  
    • The farther away the Moon, the weaker its pull.  
    • Cohesion, transpirational pull, capillarity, root pressure.  
    • Pull the joystick to maneuver the shuttle.  
    • Dogs could pull the sleds over the ice.  
    • Enter the answer into the lock and pull the handle.  

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