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'pull' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'pull'
1. the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
2. the force used in pulling
the pull of the moon
the pull of the current
3. special advantage or influence
the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
4. a device used for pulling something
he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer
5. a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
6. a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
7. a sustained effort
it was a long pull but we made it

'pull' - used as a verb
8. cause to move by pulling
pull a sled
9. 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
10. move into a certain direction
the car pulls to the right
11. 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 knees towards your chin
12. perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
pull a bank robbery
13. 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
14. steer into a certain direction
pull one's horse to a stand
Pull the car over
15. strain abnormally
I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up
The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition
16. 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
17. operate when rowing a boat
pull the oars
18. rein in to keep from winning a race
pull a horse
19. tear or be torn violently
pull the cooked chicken into strips
20. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
pull the ball
21. strip of feathers
pull a chicken
22. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
pull weeds
23. take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
I'm pulling for the underdog
24. take away
pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf
25. (informal) successfully get someone to be one's date or sex partner
he pulled last night

derived forms
1. Pull / Plural
pulls
2. Pull / Past
pulled
3. Pull / Third Person
pulls
4. Pull / Present Participle
pulling
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Antonym
  • push
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