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  • a sustained effort
    • it was a long pull but we made it
  • a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    • he took a puff on his pipe
    • he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
  • a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
    • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
  • a device used for pulling something
    • he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer
  • special advantage or influence
    • the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
  • the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current
  • 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
  • take away
    • pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf
  • 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?
  • remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    • pull weeds
    • extract a bad tooth
    • take out a splinter
    • extract information from the telegram
  • strip of feathers
    • pull a chicken
    • pluck the capon
  • hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
    • pull the ball
  • tear or be torn violently
    • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
    • pull the cooked chicken into strips
  • rein in to keep from winning a race
    • pull a horse
  • operate when rowing a boat
    • pull the oars
  • 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
  • strain abnormally
    • I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up
    • The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition
  • steer into a certain direction
    • pull one's horse to a stand
    • Pull the car over
  • bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    • draw a weapon
    • pull out a gun
    • The mugger pulled a knife on his victim
  • perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
  • 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
  • move into a certain direction
    • the car pulls to the right
  • direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • cause to move by pulling
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled
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