Thesaurus for pull
- pull, draw, force, attract, pull in, draw in, perpetrate, commit, pull out, get out, take out, overstretch, rend, rip, rive, pluck, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume, extract, pull up, draw out, act, back, bust, displace, drive, endorse, hit, indorse, injure, move, plump for, plunk for, rein, rein in, remove, root, row, rupture, side, snap, strip, support, take, take away, withdraw, wound
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Pronunciation of pull: P UH1 L (pʊl)
Number of syllables of pull: 1
Pronunciation Video of pull
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
- I couldn't pull it out because of adhesion.
- Gwen Gale was the one to pull the trigger.
- The centrifugal force will pull the string taut.
- The farther away the Moon, the weaker its pull.
- Enter the answer into the lock and pull the handle.
- The pectoral muscles help pull the foreleg forward.
- Pull the joystick to maneuver the shuttle.
- Dogs could pull the sleds over the ice.
- Schools pull plug on swimming lessons.
- Cohesion, transpirational pull, capillarity, root pressure.