Definition of Pulling

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

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

Definition of Pulling

1. Verb. (present participle of pull) ¹

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Definition of Pulling

1. pull [v] - See also: pull

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulling

pulled pork
pulled teeth
pulled together
pulling (current term)
pulling a train
pulling one's head in
pulling one's own weight
pulling one's weight
pulling out
pulling over
pulling teeth
pulling together
pullorum disease

Literary usage of Pulling

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

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"COVENANT to repair, and at the end of the Term surrender, buildings in good condition does not preclude an Injunction against pulling them down, ..."

2. Canadian Wilds: Tells about the Hudson's Bay Company, Nothern Indians and by Martin Hunter (1907)
"As the knack of pulling the hearts of the smaller animals trapped is worth ... This at least can be avoided by pulling down the heart till the cords snap. ..."

3. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"FEATHER pulling IN BIRDS. A condition observed very commonly in caged birds, ... —Birds are observed to be pulling out their own feathers or of those ..."

4. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"Such excesses not only destroy firmness of will ; all power of judgment gets lost, desire and knowledge pulling in opposite directions. lxx Know how to ..."

5. The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor (1911)
"(M) The pulling power and the speed and feed changes of the machine. It may seem preposterous to many people that it should have required a period of 26 ..."

6. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1862)
"... past your partner's side as far as possible, at the same time pulling his hand as far ... pulling ..."

7. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"... described by a correspondent of The Grub Street Journal, in 1735 : ' These ministers of wickedness ply about Ludgate Hill, pulling and forcing people to ..."

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