Definitions of pull:
- noun: the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
Example: "The pull up the hill had him breathing harder"
- noun: a sustained effort
Example: "It was a long pull but we made it"
- noun: a device used for pulling something
Example: "He grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
- noun: special advantage or influence
Example: "The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
- noun: the force used in pulling
Example: "The pull of the moon"
- noun: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
- noun: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
Example: "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
- verb: steer into a certain direction
Example: "Pull one's horse to a stand"
- verb: move into a certain direction
Example: "The car pulls to the right"
- verb: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
Example: "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
- verb: take away
Example: "Pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
- verb: strain abnormally
Example: "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"
- verb: hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
Example: "Pull the ball"
- verb: cause to move along the ground by pulling
Example: "Pull a sled"
- verb: apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
Example: "Pull the rope"
- verb: rein in to keep from winning a race
Example: "Pull a horse"
- verb: operate when rowing a boat
Example: "Pull the oars"
- verb: take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
Example: "I'm pulling for the underdog"
- verb: strip of feathers
Example: "Pull a chicken"
- verb: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Example: "The ad pulled in many potential customers"
- verb: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Example: "Pull out a gun"
- verb: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
Example: "Pull a bank robbery"
- verb: draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
Example: "Pull weeds"
- verb: tear or be torn violently
Example: "Pull the cooked chicken into strips"
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