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.