[p_ˈʊ_l], [pˈʊl], [pˈʊl]

Definitions of pull:

  1.   a device used for pulling something; " he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
  2.   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"
  3.   perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; " perpetrate a crime"; " pull a bank robbery"
  4.   A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
  5.   To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
  6.   special advantage or influence; " the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
  7.   The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
  8.   A pluck; a drawing; a contest.
  9.   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"
  10.   take away; " pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
  11.   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"
  12.   To draw with force; haul; drag; tug; pluck.
  13.   To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
  14.   The act of using force to draw; a tug; colloquially, influence or advantage.
  15.   tear or be torn violently; " The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; " pull the cooked chicken into strips"
  16.   A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
  17.   To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
  18.   To draw forcibly; to tug.
  19.   To draw forcibly; to rend; to draw towards one; to pluck; to gather; to haul or tug.
  20.   strip of feathers; " pull a chicken"; " pluck the capon"
  21.   To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
  22.   a sustained effort; " it was a long pull but we made it"
  23.   To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
  24.   An advantage, as through political favoritism.
  25.   The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
  26.   rein in to keep from winning a race; " pull a horse"
  27.   The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
  28.   To draw or try to draw: to draw forcibly: to tear: to pluck.
  29.   a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; " the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; " he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  30.   strain abnormally; " I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; " The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
  31.   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"
  32.   A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
  33.   The act of pulling; that which is pulled; a contest; a struggle; a pluck; violence suffered.
  34.   To give a pull; to tug. To pull through, to get through.
  35.   To give a pull: to draw.
  36.   To draw towards one by exerting force; pluck; as, to pull grapes; drag or haul; as, to pull a wagon; draw out; as, to pull a tooth.
  37.   To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
  38.   To draw; pluck.
  39.   operate when rowing a boat; " pull the oars"
  40.   The act of pulling; draft.
  41.   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?"
  42.   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"
  43.   cause to move along the ground by pulling; " draw a wagon"; " pull a sled"
  44.   To draw towards one; to pluck; to tear; to rend. To pull down, to demolish; to humble. To pull off, to separate by pulling. To pull out, to extract. To pull up, to tear up by the roots; to eradicate.
  45.   The act of pulling: a struggle or contest.
  46.   Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
  47.   To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
  48.   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"
  49.   hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; " pull the ball"
  50.   steer into a certain direction; " pull one's horse to a stand"; " Pull the car over"
  51.   move into a certain direction; " the car pulls to the right"
  52.   A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
  53.   the force used in pulling; " the pull of the moon"; " the pull of the current"
  54.   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".

Antonyms for pull:

shackle, penalty, trammel, drawback, force, hurdle, disadvantage, obstruction, setback, push, turn off, beat back, detriment, impairment, heave, minus, shortcoming, hindrance, failing, clamp, rebuff, strike, lurch, impediment, push back, manacle, sicken, stop, powerlessness, let, impotence, rub, check, obstacle, bar, stranglehold, repulse, disparity, embarrassment, drive, cultivate, repel, crimp, alienate, hitch, impotency, interference, estrange, helplessness, inequality, shove, put off, liability, unevenness, force back, reject, weakness, clog, nauseate, imbalance, disability, thrust, promote, fasten, grow, gross out, catch, handicap.

Quotes for pull:

  1. The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings. – Stella Adler
  2. Obviously, you check tht she's safe, she's clean, got all the fingers and toes, like that's going to help them through life. It'll help them walk, but you can't pull them out and check their IQ or anything. – Matthew Ashford
  3. That's the way both they and I travel sometimes. Pick road at random, and when it's time to pull over, you pull over and hope you can find a place to crash. – Jello Biafra
  4. A show needs time to find an audience, and they're very quick to pull them off the air now. – Bruce Boxleitner
  5. A lot of my humor does come from anger. It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me- which is pretty much my motto anyways. – Courteney Cox
  6. Sometimes my plot lines are so convoluted, I get calls from friends at 3 am saying; you SOB, you'll never pull this one off. – Clive Cussler
  7. I had never done Shakespeare before, but I don't think you can be an actor and not do it. There were moments when I thought, I'm just not going to be able to pull this off. – Jessica Lange
  8. It's amazing the hours you pull when you're the lead of a show. – Jamie Luner
  9. Most of the tasks we do are for humans. For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers so the government can pull money out from my wallet, but government consists of humans. – Yukihiro Matsumoto
  10. The pull the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? – David McCullough
  11. In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction. – Angela Merkel
  12. I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life. – Stevie Nicks
  13. If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. – Thomas J. Peters
  14. If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. – Pablo Picasso
  15. Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words. – Theodore Sturgeon

Usage examples for pull:

  1. Pull yourself together now. ” – The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron, and Augusta Groner
  2. He won't pull us under water, will he? ” – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  3. “ " Imagine Betty or Miss Brooks trying to see over me and pull me around! ” – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  4. Besides, we must pull out to- morrow. ” – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  5. But I think it is perfectly safe to pull it to- day. ” – The Conjure Woman by Charles W. Chesnutt
  6. We'll pull you round. ” – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  7. After an instant of hesitation she began to pull them on. ” – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  8. Think he'll pull through?" ” – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  9. “ " Hold fast, and we'll pull you up," he said. ” – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  10. The visitor was ready to pull himself up again sharp, for this was another mistake. ” – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  11. Now, pull yourself together! ” – Project Gutenberg, Dialstone Lane, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  12. “ " You can guess how," he replied, " but I believe I shall pull him through." ” – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  13. Please pull it out again. ” – Sowing and Reaping by Dwight Moody
  14. If this can not be done she can pull herself up- up- up and be the " somebody" in the family. ” – The Colored Girl Beautiful by E. Azalia Hackley
  15. “ " Pull yourself together now, Simpkins," said Meldon. ” – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  16. Come, all pull together! ” – The Eleven Comedies by Aristophanes et al
  17. Long she sat there under the tree trying to pull herself together, but after a while she rose and made her way into the house. ” – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  18. “ " Yes, he had the pull of us by having his carriage ready," said her brother. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  19. You will pull round now that I have come! ” – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. “ " Pull right up there, and wait until we see who you are," it said. ” – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss

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