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Synonyms for pull

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pull, pulling(noun)

    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

  2. pull(noun)

    a sustained effort

    "it was a long pull but we made it"

    alike, also, similarly, as well, too, likewise, besides

  3. 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"

    anaglyphical, anaglyphic, anaglyptical, anaglyptic

  4. pull(noun)

    a device used for pulling something

    "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"

    pika, rabbit, cony, das, mouse hare, dassie, rock rabbit, rock hyrax, coney, hyrax

  5. pull, clout(noun)

    special advantage or influence

    "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"

    creeping windmill grass, star grass, scutch grass, doob, colic root, kweek, unicorn root, devil grass, colicroot, windmill grass, crow corn

  6. pull(noun)

    the force used in pulling

    "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"

    lubber's point, lubber's line, lubber's mark, lubber line

  7. 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"

  8. pull, overstretch(verb)

    strain abnormally

    "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"

    rat race

  9. pull(verb)

    take away

    "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

    recycle, reuse, reprocess

  10. 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?"

  11. 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"

    scrag end, thin person, skin and bones

  12. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume(verb)

    strip of feathers

    "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

    moocher, scrounger, cadger, mooch

  13. pull(verb)

    hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing

    "pull the ball"

    seaside, seaboard

  14. pull, draw(verb)

    cause to move by pulling

    "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"

    secondary censorship

  15. 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"

    roll, thrum, boil, seethe, bombinate, hum, bombilate, buzz

  16. 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

  17. pull(verb)

    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"

    family, family line, kinsfolk, folk, kinfolk, phratry

  18. pull(verb)

    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

  19. pull(verb)

    operate when rowing a boat

    "pull the oars"

  20. 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"

    silver birch, common birch

  21. pull(verb)

    steer into a certain direction

    "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"

    siren song, siren call

  22. pull(verb)

    move into a certain direction

    "the car pulls to the right"

    enchantress, temptress, femme fatale

  23. pull, draw(verb)

    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"

    unelaborated, sketchy


  24. perpetrate, commit, pull(verb)

    perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

    "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"


  1. pull(verb)

    recall, withdraw, yank

  2. pull(noun)


  3. pull(noun)

    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.

    tug, yank

    push, shove

  4. pull(noun)

    to persuade (someone) to have sex with one

    attraction, score


  5. pull(noun)

    to remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability

    Each day, they pulled the old bread and set out fresh loaves.

    handle, knob, rope, lever

    push button, button, push

  6. pull(verb)

    to do or perform

    influence, sway, carry out, do, execute, perform, complete

  7. pull(verb)

    to retrieve or generate for use

    I'll have to pull a part number for that.

    lay ones hands on, retrieve, get, get hold of, get ones hands on, generate, obtain

  8. pull(verb)

    tug, tow, drag, yank

    push, repel, shove

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pull

    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.

    allure, attract, drag, draw, entice, haul, incline, induce, lead, lure, tow, tug

    alienate, estrange, rebuff, reject, repel, repulse

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pull

    draw, drag, adduce, extract, tug, haul, pluck

    push, eject, extrude, propel

Editors Contribution

  1. hauling

    exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself

    she hauled the laden basket up the slope

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pull(v. a.)

    draw, haul, tug, drag

  2. pull(v. a.)

    pluck, gather

  3. pull(v. a.)

    tear, rend, draw apart

  4. pull(v. n.)

    tug, give a pull

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pull(v)

    draw, tug, haul, tow, drag, pluck, jerk, twitch

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How to use pull in a sentence?

  1. Novak Djokovic:

    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.

  2. Joe Jonas:

    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.

  3. William Terrill:

    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.

  4. Noah Lyles:

    I say wait, somebody is going to pull it out.

  5. Nicolas Cheron:

    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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