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  • 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  the force used in pulling
    the pull of the moon
    the pull of the current
  • n  special advantage or influence
    the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
  • n  a device used for pulling something
    he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer
  • n  a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
  • n  a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
  • n  a sustained effort
    it was a long pull but we made it
  • v  cause to move by pulling
    pull a sled
  • v  direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    The ad pulled in many potential customers
    This pianist pulls huge crowds
  • v  move into a certain direction
    the car pulls to the right
  • v  apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
    pull the string gently
    pull the trigger of the gun
    pull your knees towards your chin
  • v  perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    pull a bank robbery
  • v  bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    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
  • v  strain abnormally
    I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up
    The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition
  • 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  operate when rowing a boat
    pull the oars
  • v  rein in to keep from winning a race
    pull a horse
  • v  tear or be torn violently
    pull the cooked chicken into strips
  • v  hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
    pull the ball
  • v  strip of feathers
    pull a chicken
  • v  remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    pull weeds
  • v  take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
    I'm pulling for the underdog
  • v  take away
    pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf

  • Some of these stretching moves can be done alone and others with a partner whom you'd enlist to, say, pull your fist away from you as you work to pull it in during a bicep curl.
  • While one side struggles to pull kids off the couch, the other holds them fast.
  • After a suicide attack in Kabul leaves six Italian paratroopers dead, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hints at a pullout in the near future while some of his allies demand .
News & Articles

  • Heat pull away from Spurs in Game 4, knot Finals
    Heat pull away from Spurs in Game 4, knot Finals
    June 14, 2013 - CBS Sports
  • New look Huggies® Pull-Ups®
    LONDON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark, manufacturer of Huggies® Pull-Ups ® potty training pants, has introduced new look packaging across the Pull-Ups® range. The distinctive new packaging ...
    June 14, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Pull Tabs Help Support Ronald McDonald House
    Students at Charles Hoffman Elementary School have been saving pull tabs from soda cans for the past two years. Last year they collected 40,648 tabs; this year they upped that total to 46,890. Keegan, 12, Tiarnan, 10, and Declan, 8, McGrath took the tabs down to the Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda, where they met up with fellow Running Springs resident Rachael Ricci. Rachael stays at the ...
    June 13, 2013 - Lake Arrowhead Mountain News

  • Charles Grassley in United Press International
    Such decisions "ought to be done within the family. We should not have a government program that determines if you're going to pull the plug on Grandma," Grassley said.
  • Harry Redknapp in The Press Association
    Redknapp told Talksport: "We're interested in Joe. I know Daniel was talking to his people and we're interested. If the chairman can pull a deal off I'd love to have him at Tottenham. But it all comes down to if we can do a deal."
  • Mark Cavendish in The Associated Press
    During the good days, the elation from his past successes meant "you kinda float on a cloud," but that "there's people who just want to pull you off that cloud," he said. "There's a lot of people who want to judge my personality on 30...

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