Definition of Pull at

1. Verb. Pluck or pull at with the fingers. "She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse"

Exact synonyms: Pick At, Pluck At
Generic synonyms: Pull

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull At

pull a
pull a Homer
pull a face
pull a fast one
pull a fast one on
pull ahead
pull along
pull an all-nighter
pull an oar
pull apart
pull at (current term)
pull away
pull back
pull chain
pull down
pull factor
pull factors
pull from the fire
pull in
pull in one's horns
pull my finger
pull off
pull on
pull one's finger out

Literary usage of Pull at

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1911)
"The core E is then acted upon by two forces—one the magnetic pull at its upper end which tends to close the switch, and the other made up of the weight of ..."

2. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"Here the little fellow is, in my room, running round with a fir-cone in his mouth, now and then having a pull at an end of the carpet. ..."

3. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"The other . . . sucked ma long PULL of his hot coffee. 1888. Century Mar., xxxviii. After along PULL at the pitcher of persimmon beer. ..."

4. Electrical Engineer (1890)
"I now turn on the current to the electromagnet, and I take a spring balance, so that we can measure the pull at either of the two poles. ..."

5. Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice; a Text-book for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1922)
"From the tabular form in § 460 the draw-bar pull at 3.25 M -velocity may be found by interpolation to be 16587 Ibs. Similarly at B the velocity is expected ..."

6. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"pull at the anchor, man, pull at the anchor!" my companion shouted, springing up from the seat. " I understand it! pull at the anchor !" " What then ? ..."

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