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pull

pull

 
 
pronunciation:
pUl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
pull through
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part of speech: verb
inflections: pulled, pulling, pulls
definition 1: to take hold of (something) and use force to bring it nearer to oneself.
She pulled the door shut.
 
synonyms:
drag, draw, haul, tug
antonyms:
push
similar words:
hoist, lug, strain
definition 2: to draw after oneself or itself by attaching and moving forward.
The tow truck pulled the car.
synonyms:
draw, tow
antonyms:
push
similar words:
bear, carry, transport
definition 3: to remove with force from a fixed position.
The carpenter pulled the nail from the board.
synonyms:
extract, pick, pluck, yank
similar words:
tear, wrench, wrest
definition 4: to tear in a specific way.
She pulled the cooked chicken apart to make chicken salad.
synonyms:
rip, tear, yank
definition 5: to hurt by stretching.
The skater pulled a thigh muscle.
similar words:
sprain, strain, twist, wrench
definition 6: to move.
The car pulled into the driveway.
synonyms:
draw, move
similar words:
advance, drive, proceed, progress
phrase: pull through
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of pulling.
The dog barked when the baby gave a pull on its ear.
synonyms:
haul, tug
antonyms:
push
similar words:
hoist, jerk, pluck, rip, tear, tow, yank
definition 2: the force used in pulling or working against pulling.
She couldn't fight the pull of the waves.
synonyms:
influence, pressure, stress
similar words:
force, gravity, intensity, might, power, strength, tow
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