1. pulling - 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"
2. pull - verb
· cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
3. 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"
4. pull - verb
· move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
5. 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"
6. pull - verb
· perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
7. 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"
8. pull - verb
· steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
9. pull - verb
· strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
10. 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"
11. pull - verb
· operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
12. pull - verb
· rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
13. pull - verb
· tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
14. pull - verb
· hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
15. pull - verb
· strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
16. 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"
17. 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?"
18. pull - verb
· take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
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