pull
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
Synonym: pulling
noun.
the force used in pulling
the pull of the moon|the pull of the current
noun.
special advantage or influence
the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
Synonym: clout
noun.
a device used for pulling something
he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer
noun.
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell|he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
Synonym: wrench, twist
noun.
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
Synonym: drag, puff
noun.
a sustained effort
it was a long pull but we made it
verb.
cause to move by pulling
draw a wagon|pull a sled
Synonym: draw
verb.
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
verb.
move into a certain direction
the car pulls to the right
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.
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
perpetrate a crime|pull a bank robbery
Synonym: commit, perpetrate
verb.
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
verb.
steer into a certain direction
pull one's horse to a stand|Pull the car over
verb.
strain abnormally
I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up|The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition
Synonym: overstretch
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
Synonym: draw
verb.
operate when rowing a boat
pull the oars
verb.
rein in to keep from winning a race
pull a horse
verb.
tear or be torn violently
The curtain ripped from top to bottom|pull the cooked chicken into strips
Synonym: rive, rip, rend
verb.
hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
pull the ball
verb.
strip of feathers
pull a chicken|pluck the capon
verb.
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
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?
Synonym: root for
verb.
take away
pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf
Antonym: push