1. The act of pulling;
    Applying force to move something toward or with you (synset 100115251)
    "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
  2. The force used in pulling (synset 111518440)
    "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
  3. Special advantage or influence (synset 105164657)
    "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
  4. A device used for pulling something (synset 104026090)
    "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
  5. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments (synset 114322572)
    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  6. A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke) (synset 100839336)
    "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
  7. A sustained effort (synset 100626667)
    "it was a long pull but we made it"
  1. Cause to move by pulling (synset 201450719)
    "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
  2. Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes (synset 201507886)
    "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"
  3. Move into a certain direction (synset 202061423)
    "the car pulls to the right"
  4. Apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion (synset 201612191)
    "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
  5. Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation (synset 202588700)
    "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
  6. Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover (synset 201999243)
    "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
  7. Steer into a certain direction (synset 202061261)
    "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
  8. Strain abnormally (synset 200071556)
    "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
  9. Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense (synset 202107440)
    "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
  10. Operate when rowing a boat (synset 201951106)
    "pull the oars"
  11. Rein in to keep from winning a race (synset 201862559)
    "pull a horse"
  12. Tear or be torn violently (synset 201576107)
    "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
  13. Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing (synset 201409713)
    "pull the ball"
  14. Strip of feathers (synset 201386929)
    "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
  15. Remove, usually with some force or effort;
    Also used in an abstract sense (synset 201353852)
    "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
  16. Take sides with;
    Align oneself with;
    Show strong sympathy for (synset 201151176)
    "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
  17. Take away (synset 200572673)
    "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

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