[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" Synonyms: ing
[noun] the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
[noun] special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull" Synonyms: clout
[noun] a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
[noun] a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull" Synonyms: wrench, twist
[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" Synonyms: puff, drag
[noun] a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
[verb] cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" Synonyms: draw, force
[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" Synonyms: attract, in, draw, draw in
[verb] move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
[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 kneees towards your chin"
[verb] perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery" Synonyms: perpetrate, commit
[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" Synonyms: draw, out, get out, take out
[verb] steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
[verb] strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition" Synonyms: overstretch
[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"
[verb] operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
[verb] rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
[verb] tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" Synonyms: rend, rip, rive
[verb] hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
[verb] 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" Synonyms: extract, out, up, take out, draw out
[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?" Synonyms: side, root
[verb] take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"