Definition of Pull

1. Noun. The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you. "His strenuous pulling strained his back"

Exact synonyms: Pulling
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion
Specialized synonyms: Drag, Draw, Haul, Haulage, Jerk, Tug, Draft, Draught, Drawing, Deracination, Excision, Extirpation, Pluck, Traction

2. Verb. Cause to move by pulling. "Pull a sled"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Force
Specialized synonyms: Twitch, Pull Back, Adduct, Abduct, Stretch, Pick, Pluck, Plunk, Tug, Drag, Cart, Drag, Hale, Haul, Attract, Draw, Draw In, Pull In, Jerk, Yank, Winch, Pick Off, Pluck, Pull Off, Tweak
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Related verbs: Draw
Derivative terms: Draw, Drawing, Force, Puller, Pulling
Also: Pull Along, Pull Back, Pull Down, Pull In, Pull Off, Pull Out, Pull Up
Antonyms: Push

3. Noun. The force used in pulling. "The pull of the current"
Generic synonyms: Force

4. Verb. Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes. "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
Exact synonyms: Attract, Draw, Draw In, Pull In
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force
Specialized synonyms: Tug, Arrest, Catch, Get, Draw In, Retract, Bring
Related verbs: Draw In, Retract, Curl, Curl Up, Draw In
Derivative terms: Attraction, Attraction, Attraction, Attraction, Attractive
Antonyms: Repel

5. Noun. Special advantage or influence. "The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
Exact synonyms: Clout
Generic synonyms: Advantage, Vantage

6. Verb. Move into a certain direction. "The car pulls to the right"
Generic synonyms: Drive
Specialized synonyms: Cut In

7. Noun. A device used for pulling something. "He grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
Specialized synonyms: Bellpull, Pull Chain
Generic synonyms: Device

8. Verb. Apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion. "Pull your knees towards your chin"
Specialized synonyms: Twist, Wrench, Gather, Attract, Hike Up, Hitch Up, Pick At, Pluck At, Pull At, Draw Back, Pull Back, Retract, Draw Close
Generic synonyms: Force
Related verbs: Draw, Force
Derivative terms: Puller, Pulling

9. Noun. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments. "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
Exact synonyms: Twist, Wrench
Generic synonyms: Harm, Hurt, Injury, Trauma
Specialized synonyms: Sprain
Derivative terms: Twist, Wrench

10. Verb. Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation. "They pull him to write the letter"; "Pull a bank robbery"
Exact synonyms: Commit, Perpetrate
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Make, Recommit
Derivative terms: Commission, Committal, Perpetration, Perpetrator

11. Noun. A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke). "He took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
Exact synonyms: Drag, Puff
Group relationships: Smoke, Smoking
Generic synonyms: Aspiration, Breathing In, Inhalation, Inspiration, Intake
Specialized synonyms: Toke
Derivative terms: Drag, Puff, Puff

12. Verb. Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover. "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Get Out, Pull Out, Take Out
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Draw Out, Extract, Pull Out, Pull Up, Take Out, Draw, Take Out
Specialized synonyms: Unsheathe
Derivative terms: Drawer

13. Noun. A sustained effort. "It was a long pull but we made it"
Generic synonyms: Effort, Elbow Grease, Exertion, Sweat, Travail

14. Verb. Steer into a certain direction. "Pull the car over"
Generic synonyms: Drive

15. Verb. Strain abnormally. "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
Exact synonyms: Overstretch
Generic synonyms: Injure, Wound

16. 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"
Exact synonyms: Draw
Related verbs: Draw, Force
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

17. Verb. Operate when rowing a boat. "Pull the oars"
Generic synonyms: Row

18. Verb. Rein in to keep from winning a race. "Pull a horse"
Generic synonyms: Rein, Rein In

19. Verb. Tear or be torn violently. "They pull the sheets"; "Pull the cooked chicken into strips"
Exact synonyms: Rend, Rip, Rive
Generic synonyms: Bust, Rupture, Snap, Tear
Derivative terms: Rip, Rip

20. Verb. Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing. "Pull the ball"
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Hit

21. Verb. Strip of feathers. "Pluck the capon"
Exact synonyms: Deplumate, Deplume, Displume, Pluck, Tear
Generic synonyms: Strip

22. Verb. Remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense. "Extract information from the telegram"
Exact synonyms: Draw Out, Extract, Pull Out, Pull Up, Take Out
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Squeeze Out, Wring Out, Demodulate, Thread
Related verbs: Draw, Get Out, Pull Out, Take Out
Derivative terms: Extractible, Extraction, Extractor

23. Verb. Take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for. "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
Exact synonyms: Root For
Generic synonyms: Side

24. Verb. Take away. "Pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Draw, Get Out, Pull Out, Take Out

Definition of Pull

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

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

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

Definition of Pull

1. Verb. (transitive) to apply a force to (an object) so that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force ¹

2. Verb. (ambitransitive slang) to persuade (someone) to have sex with one ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability ¹

4. Verb. (transitive informal) to do or perform ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to retrieve or generate for use ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) to apply a force such that an object comes toward the person or thing applying the force ¹

7. Verb. to toss a frisbee with the intention of launching the disc across the length of a field ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) to row ¹

9. Noun. An act of pulling (applying force) ¹

10. Noun. An attractive force which causes motion towards the source ¹

11. Noun. Any device meant to be pulled, as a lever, knob, handle, or rope ¹

12. Noun. (slang) influence, especially as a means of gaining advantage ¹

13. Noun. Appeal or attraction or (as of a movie star) ¹

14. Noun. (Internet) The situation where a client sends out a request for data from a server, as in ''server pull'', ''pull technology'' ¹

15. Noun. A journey made by rowing ¹

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Definition of Pull

1. to exert force in order to cause motion toward the force [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull

pull a
pull a Homer
pull a face

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