Dictionary Results for pull


1. 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(s): pulling

Hypernym(s): propulsion, actuation




2. pull - noun

· the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"

Hypernym(s): force




3. pull - noun

· special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"

Synonym(s): clout

Hypernym(s): advantage, vantage




4. pull - noun

· a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"

Hypernym(s): device




5. pull - 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(s): wrench, twist

Hypernym(s): injury, hurt, harm, trauma




6. pull - 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(s): puff, drag

Hypernym(s): inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing_in




7. pull - noun

· a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"

Hypernym(s): effort, elbow_grease, exertion, travail, sweat




8. pull - verb

· cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"

Synonym(s): draw

Hypernym(s): move, displace

Antonym(s): push




9. pull - 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"

Synonym(s): attract, pull_in, draw, draw_in

Hypernym(s): pull, draw




10. pull - verb

· move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"

Hypernym(s): drive




11. pull - 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"

Hypernym(s): force




12. pull - verb

· perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

Synonym(s): perpetrate, commit

Hypernym(s): act, move




13. pull - 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"

Synonym(s): draw, pull_out, get_out, take_out

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




14. pull - verb

· steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"

Hypernym(s): drive




15. pull - verb

· strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"

Synonym(s): overstretch

Hypernym(s): injure, wound




16. pull - 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(s): draw

Hypernym(s): move, displace




17. pull - verb

· operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"

Hypernym(s): row




18. pull - verb

· rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"

Hypernym(s): rein, rein_in




19. pull - verb

· tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

Synonym(s): rend, rip, rive

Hypernym(s): tear, rupture, snap, bust




20. pull - verb

· hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"

Hypernym(s): hit




21. pull - verb

· strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

Synonym(s): pluck, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume

Hypernym(s): strip




22. pull - 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"

Synonym(s): extract, pull_out, pull_up, take_out, draw_out, rip_out, tear_out

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




23. pull - 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(s): root_for

Hypernym(s): side




24. pull - verb

· take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw





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