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Definition of Pull


  1. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
  2. To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
  3. To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
  4. To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
  5. To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
  6. To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
  7. To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.
  8. To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
  9. The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
  10. A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
  11. A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
  12. A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
  13. The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
  14. The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
  15. Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
  16. A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.

Pull Quotations

I have always believed that if you need to take your clothes off to get your man, you've begun to lose the battle. If you pull it off right, you can do it in a very classy way... Being sexy is about suggestion; it's about the tease. It's not about being obvious and forcing yourself out in the open. That takes all the fun out of being a woman.
Bipasha Basu

Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.
Eliot Spitzer

Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.
Angelina Jolie

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Tom Peters

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
Norman Cousins
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Pull Translations

pull in Afrikaans is trek
pull in Dutch is rukken
pull in French is tirage
pull in German is Zugriff, ziehen, zerren, ziehen
pull in Italian is estrassi
pull in Spanish is tirar, extraer
pull in Swedish is ryckning, draga, rycka, ryck, slita
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