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pull

pull

 
pronunciation:
pUl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
pull out, pull through
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pulled, pulling, pulls
definition 1: to bring or try to bring closer by taking hold of and exerting force.
She pulled the swimmer to shore.
 
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 truck pulled the car to the station.
synonyms:
draw, snake, tow
antonyms:
push
similar words:
bear, carry, transport
definition 3: to extract from a fixed position.
She pulled the nail from the board.
synonyms:
extract, pick, pluck, yank
similar words:
tear, wrench, wrest
definition 4: to tear in a specified way.
She pulled the book apart.
synonyms:
rend, rip, tear, yank
definition 5: to take out (a weapon), as to use it.
synonyms:
draw, whip out
definition 6: to attract.
His performance will pull a large crowd.
synonyms:
attract, draw, elicit
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
beckon, entice, gain, get, lure, tempt
definition 7: to injure (a muscle) by stretching.
similar words:
sprain, strain, twist, wrench
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to transport or try to bring something closer by exerting force or grasping (often fol. by at).
synonyms:
haul, tug
antonyms:
push
similar words:
draw, pluck, wrench
definition 2: to move.
The car pulled into the driveway.
synonyms:
draw, move
similar words:
advance, drive, proceed, progress
definition 3: to inhale deeply, as through a pipe or cigarette.
synonyms:
inhale
similar words:
breathe, draw, puff
phrase: pull out
phrase: pull through
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process, or an instance, of pulling.
synonyms:
draw, haul, tug
antonyms:
push
similar words:
hoist, jerk, pluck, rip, tear, tow, yank
definition 2: the force used in pulling or resisting acts of pulling.
She couldn't fight the pull of the waves.
synonyms:
influence, pressure, stress
similar words:
force, gravity, intensity, might, power, strength, tow
definition 3: a prolonged exertion.
synonyms:
push
similar words:
effort, exertion, go, try
definition 4: influence.
synonyms:
clout, leverage
similar words:
control, influence, magnetism, power, sway, weight
definition 5: a thing used for pulling, as a handle or knob.
synonyms:
grip, handle, knob
similar words:
hold, lever, shaft, shank
definition 6: an act of inhalation, as of smoke.
He took a pull on his cigar.
synonyms:
draft, drag, inhalation, puff
similar words:
draw
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