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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.
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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