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To exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself
“He would grab my right hand and gently pull me towards the door.”
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To remove or extract (something) by grasping and exerting force on it
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“The dentist then told me that he would have to pull my tooth out.”
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To cause to be attracted or to show interest in someone or something
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“I can't afford to have bands who won't pull the crowds.”
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To damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
“Try not to pull a muscle or strain something trying to saddle up.”
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To retrieve or generate for use
“I'll have to pull a part number for that.”
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To move something heavy by force
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To quickly seize (something) in a rude or eager way
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To acquire or gain, especially in return for one's effort or behavior
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To playfully behave as though one is attracted to someone
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Move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
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To touch or feel with the fingers
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To physically change the way something is as opposed to its original state
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To withdraw (someone) from a competition or group
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To commit or carry out
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To stop one's participation in an undertaking
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To move or be carried by or as if by wind
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To pull (someone) into one's arms
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To produce literature, typically in large quantities
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To activate (a mechanism), especially by contact with a switch, catch, or other electrical device
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To make a false show or pretense of
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To remove blame or responsibility from
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To take into lawful or authorized custody
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To tear (something) into pieces
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To elevate to a higher place or position
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To breathe in (air, gas, smoke, etc.)
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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To form into a group or groups
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Noun
An act of pulling something
“With a quick pull of the reins, they headed back towards Benson Manor.”
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An act of towing or dragging something
“With a collective pull of the vehicle, the men were able to remove it from the pit.”
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Something that causes one to feel attraction
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“Nevertheless, it demonstrates the pull a skilled curator can exert on an exhibition.”
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The ability to exercise influence
“The smaller outfits may simply never have the political pull or advertising budget of the bigger players.”
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A deep draught of a drink
“Tim took a pull of his drink, then stared at it as if wishing it were something stronger.”
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An act of inhaling while smoking a pipe, cigarette, or cigar
“He laughed a little, putting the pipe back in his mouth for a long pull.”
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(slang, dated) Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest
“Good jobs in this country were available only with the pull that comes from knowing powerful people.”
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A device that is meant to be pulled
“This bunny coin purse has a cute, little cotton tail, and its zipper pull is a carrot!”
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Control or dominance over someone or something
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An incentive that helps bring about a desired state or result
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(printing) A trial impression of a page, taken from type or film and used for making corrections before final printing
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A short-range flow of water returning seaward from the waves breaking on the shore
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The grip of a tyre on a road or a wheel on a rail
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The state of being stretched tight
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The result of spraining a joint
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The advantage or benefit of something
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An irresistible urge to behave in a certain way
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Energy or effort expended towards an endeavor
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A tightly gathered wrinkle or small fold
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A short pole with a broad blade at one or both ends, used without a rowlock to move a small boat or canoe through the water
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A strong push
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