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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

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

We all have times when we go home at night and pull out our hair and feel misunderstood and lonely and like we're falling. I think the brain is such that there is always going to be something missing.
Jude Law

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

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Theodore Roosevelt

Cute accessories always help bring out your outfit and pull it all together.
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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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