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pull

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Noun pull has 7 senses
  1. pull, pulling - 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"
    --1 is a kind of propulsion, actuation
    --1 has particulars:
     drag; draw, haul, haulage; tug, jerk; draft, draught, drawing; extirpation, excision, deracination; pluck; traction
    Derived forms: verb pull4, verb pull2, verb pull1
  2. pull - the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
    --2 is a kind of
    force
    Derived forms: verb pull4, verb pull2
  3. pull, clout - special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
    --3 is a kind of advantage, vantage
  4. pull - a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
    --4 is a kind of
    device
    --4 has particulars: bellpull; pull chain
    Derived form: verb pull2
  5. wrench, twist, pull - a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
    --5 is a kind of injury, hurt, harm, trauma
    --5 has particulars: sprain
    Derived form: verb pull8
  6. puff, drag, pull - 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"
    --6 is a kind of inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, breathing in
    --6 is a part of smoke, smoking
    --6 has particulars: toke
  7. pull - a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
    --7 is a kind of
    effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
    Derived form: verb pull5
Verb pull has 17 senses
  1. pull, draw, force - cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
    --1 is one way to move, displace
    Antonyms: push, force
    Derived forms: noun pull1, noun puller2, noun pulling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in - 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 the ad drew in many new customers"
    --2 is one way to pull, draw, force
    Derived forms: noun pull4, noun pull2, noun pull1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. pull - move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
    --3 is one way to
    drive
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. pull - 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"
    --4 is one way to
    force
    Derived forms: noun pull1, noun pull2, noun puller1, noun pulling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. perpetrate, commit, pull - perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
    --5 is one way to act, move
    Derived form: noun pull7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out - 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"
    --6 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  7. pull - steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
    --7 is one way to
    drive
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  8. pull, overstretch - strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
    --8 is one way to injure, wound
    Derived form: noun pull5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. pull - 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"
    --9 is one way to
    move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  10. pull - operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
    --10 is one way to
    row
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. pull - rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
    --11 is one way to
    rein, rein in
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. rend, rip, rive, pull - tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
    --12 is one way to tear, rupture, snap, bust
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  13. pull - hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
    --13 is one way to
    hit
    Sample sentence:
    It is ----ing
  14. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume - strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
    --14 is one way to strip
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  15. extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out - 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"
    --15 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  16. side, pull, root - 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?"
    --16 is one way to back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  17. pull - take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
    --17 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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