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.
The force used in pulling.
Special advantage or influence:
— The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull.
Polish: siła przebicia
A device used for pulling something.
A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments:
— He was sidelined with a hamstring pull.
A sustained effort.
Cause to move by pulling:
— Pull a sled.
Dutch: meeslepen, meesleuren, putten, slepen, sluiten, tekenen, trekken, voorttrekken
Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes:
— The ad pulled in many potential customers.
— This pianist pulls huge crowds.
Move into a certain direction.
Apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion.
Dutch: ruk, trekken
Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation:
— Pull a bank robbery.
Dutch: begaan, plegen
Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover:
— Pull out a gun.
— The mugger pulled a knife on his victim.
Steer into a certain direction.
— I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up.
— The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition.
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.
Operate when rowing a boat.
Rein in to keep from winning a race.
Tear or be torn violently:
— Pull the cooked chicken into strips.
Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing.
Strip of feathers:
— Pull a chicken.
Dutch: pluimen, plukken
Remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense:
— Pull weeds.
Dutch: optrekken, zich terugtrekken
Take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for:
— I'm pulling for the underdog.
synonym: root for.
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