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"
dangling, foramen, relief, suspension, rest, suspension system, respite, reprieve, recess, interruption, rest period, break, temporary removal, hiatus, pause, abatement, abeyance, time out, intermission, hanging
a sustained effort
"it was a long pull but we made it"
puff, drag, pull(noun)
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"
a device used for pulling something
"he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
special advantage or influence
"the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
the force used in pulling
"the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
wrench, twist, pull(noun)
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
"I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
"pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
pull, root for(verb)
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?"
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear out(verb)
remove, 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"
pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume(verb)
strip of feathers
"pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
"pull the ball"
cause to move by pulling
"draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in(verb)
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"
rend, rip, rive, pull(verb)
tear or be torn violently
"The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
ship, beam, dispatch, get off, place, trip, mail, send off, commit, station, dismount, get down, post, despatch, get out, institutionalise, transport, direct, trip out, turn on, charge, escape, broadcast, send out, hop out, air, institutionalize, send, get by, project, light, unhorse, get away, transmit
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"
rein in to keep from winning a race
"pull a horse"
shoot, teem, scud, blast, sprout, hit, film, snap, take, pullulate, bourgeon, swarm, buck, shoot down, fool away, fritter, dissipate, dart, frivol away, burgeon forth, develop, stock, scoot, fritter away, charge, inject, germinate, pour, stream, fool, photograph, tear, dash, spud, flash, pip, evolve
operate when rowing a boat
"pull the oars"
draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out(verb)
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"
steer into a certain direction
"pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
move into a certain direction
"the car pulls to the right"
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"
perpetrate, commit, pull(verb)
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
"perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
to apply a force to (an object) so that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force
He gave the hair a sharp pull and it came out.
to persuade (someone) to have sex with one
to remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability
Each day, they pulled the old bread and set out fresh loaves.
to do or perform
to retrieve or generate for use
I'll have to pull a part number for that.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
One object draws another when it moves it toward itself or in the direction of its own motion by the exertion of adequate force, whether slight or powerful. To attract is to exert a force that tends to draw, tho it may produce no actual motion; all objects are attracted toward the earth, tho they may be sustained from falling. To drag is to draw against strong resistance; as, to drag a sled over bare ground, or a carriage up a steep hill. To pull is to exert a drawing force, whether adequate or inadequate; as, the fish pulls on the line; a dentist pulls a tooth. To tug is to draw, or try to draw, a resisting object with a continuous straining motion; as, to tug at the oar. To haul is to draw somewhat slowly a heavy object; as, to haul a seine; to haul logs. One vessel tows another. In the figurative sense, attract is more nearly akin to incline, draw to induce. We are attracted by one's appearance, drawn to his side. Compare ALLURE; ARRAY; INFLUENCE.
See synonyms for DRIVE.
To draw water from or out of the well; draw the boat through the water, to the shore; draw air into the lungs; draw with cords of love; the wagon is drawn by horses, along the road, across the field, over the stones, through the woods, to the barn.
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exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself
she hauled the laden basket up the slopeSubmitted by rinat on September 10, 2019
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How to use pull in a sentence?
I'm sorry to announce that I decided to pull out of Rogers Cup, with the support of my team, I have decided to give my body longer rest and recovery time before coming back again to play.
Our sound is definitely different from anything I think we've all done before, we've all really kind of agreed upon funk, dance and kind of rock music and that's where we pull our biggest inspiration.
Many, many times I see officers pull money out of their pocket and buy someone a coffee, buy someone a meal, take them inside and let them warm up, i've seen officers let folks in the back of their car to warm up while they're handling an incident. They see someone on the corner and they say, 'Why don't you hang out in the car while I handle this incident.' It had nothing to do with them. They're just letting them warm up.
I say wait, somebody is going to pull it out.
European stocks are driven by the forex market, big time, the drop in the euro has played a major role in the stock rally in Europe in the past few months even before quantitative easing was launched, and now, with short positions on the euro reaching extreme levels in the short term, European stocks look vulnerable to a pull-back if the currency bounces.
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- سحب, جر, سحب. شدArabic
- цяга́ць, пацягну́ць, цягну́ць, пацяга́цьBelarusian
- влача, дърпам, влекаBulgarian
- tirarCatalan, Valencian
- táhnout, vytahovat, tahat, tahCzech
- jalar, halar, tirarSpanish
- vaikutusvalta, vetää, imu, veto, soutu, saada, antaa, viehätys, vetovoima, iskeä, pull, soutumatka, tehdä, vedinFinnish
- influence, tirer un coup, tirer, retirerFrench
- trekke, lûkeWestern Frisian
- tarraing, slaodScottish Gaelic
- tirar, puxarGalician
- քաշել, ձգելArmenian
- menarik, tarikIndonesian
- 引っ張る, 引くJapanese
- 끌다, 뽑다Korean
- ڕاکێشان, ڕاکێشهKurdish
- traho, velloLatin
- trekke tilbake, dra, trekke, gjennomføreNorwegian
- ciągnąć, pociągnąćPolish
- puxar, tirarPortuguese
- потащи́ть, тяну́ть, притяже́ние, потяну́ть, тащи́ть, влече́ние, притяга́тельность, тяга́ть, тя́гаRussian
- potezati, потезати, потегнути, potegnutiSerbo-Croatian
- potiahnuť, tiahnuť, ťahaťSlovak
- dragkraft, attraktion, draga, ryck, draSwedish
- çekmek, ÇekTurkish
- потягну́ти, потягти́, потяга́ти, тягну́ти, тягти́, тяга́тиUkrainian
- kéo, giậtVietnamese
- saetchî, haetchîWalloon
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