(noun.) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; 'the pull up the hill had him breathing harder'; 'his strenuous pulling strained his back'.

(noun.) a sustained effort; 'it was a long pull but we made it'.

(noun.) a device used for pulling something; 'he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer'.

(noun.) special advantage or influence; 'the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull'.

(noun.) the force used in pulling; 'the pull of the moon'; 'the pull of the current'.

(verb.) strain abnormally; 'I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up'; 'The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition'.

(verb.) hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; 'pull the ball'.

(verb.) cause to move by pulling; 'draw a wagon'; 'pull a sled'.

(verb.) apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; 'Pull the rope'; 'Pull the handle towards you'; 'pull the string gently'; 'pull the trigger of the gun'; 'pull your knees towards your chin'.

(verb.) rein in to keep from winning a race; 'pull a horse'.

(verb.) operate when rowing a boat; 'pull the oars'.

(verb.) steer into a certain direction; 'pull one's horse to a stand'; 'Pull the car over'.

(verb.) move into a certain direction; 'the car pulls to the right'.

(verb.) take away; 'pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf'.

(verb.) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; 'A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter'.

(verb.) take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; 'We all rooted for the home team'; 'I'm pulling for the underdog'; 'Are you siding with the defender of the title?'.

Checked by John--From WordNet


(v. t.) To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.

(v. t.) To draw apart; to tear; to rend.

(v. t.) To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.

(v. t.) To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.

(v. t.) To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.

(v. t.) To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.

(v. t.) To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.

(v. i.) To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.

(n.) The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.

(n.) A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.

(n.) A pluck; loss or violence suffered.

(n.) A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.

(n.) The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.

(n.) The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.

(n.) Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.

(n.) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.

Checker: Rene

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Draw, haul, tug, drag.[2]. Pluck, gather.[3]. Tear, rend, draw apart.

v. n. Tug, give a pull.

Checker: Truman

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Draw, drag, adduce, extract, tug, haul, pluck

ANT:Push, eject, extrude, propel

Checker: Otis


v.t. to draw or try to draw with force: to draw or gather with the hand: to tear: to pluck: to extract: to move propel by tugging rowing &c.: to transport by rowing: in horse-racing to check a horse in order to prevent its winning: to produce on a printing-press worked by hand: to raid or seize.—v.i. to give a pull: to draw.—n. the act of pulling: a struggle or contest: exercise in rowing: (slang) influence a favourable chance advantage: (coll.) a drink draught: (print.) a single impression of a hand-press.—ns. Pull′-back a restraint: a device for making a woman's gown hang close and straight in front; Pull′er.—Pull a face to draw the countenance into a particular expression: to grimace; Pull apart to bring asunder by pulling; Pull down to take down or apart: to demolish; Pull for to row in the direction of; Pull off to carry anything through successfully; Pull one's self together to collect one's faculties; Pull out to draw out lengthen; Pull the long bow to lie or boast beyond measure; Pull through to get to the end of something difficult or dangerous with some success; Pull up to tighten the reins: to take to task: to bring to a stop: to halt; Pull up stakes to prepare to leave a place.

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