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Definition of Pull

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

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

But you come to a point in your life when you can't pull the trigger anymore.
Evel Knievel

I want to be a Bond girl. Think about it - I have metal components in my legs, so when I go through airport security, I set off the alarms. But when they realize why I'm beeping, they let me through. What if I had weapons in my legs? I could take one off and pull out an Uzi! Legs Galore - that would be me!
Aimee Mullins

Boosting education will be a direct counterbalance to Boko Haram's appeal. In particular we must educate more young girls, ensuring they will grow up to be empowered through learning to play their full part as citizens of Nigeria and pull themselves up and out of poverty.
Muhammadu Buhari

One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. - Gaston Bachelard
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
Gaston Bachelard
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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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