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adduct to move or pull (a body part such as a muscle) toward the main axis. (Cf. abduct.)
beach to pull or drive (a boat or other object) from the water onto the beach or shore. [1/2 definitions]
beard to pull the beard of. [1/4 definitions]
black hole a hypothetical region or body in space, possibly the remnants of a collapsed star, with such a strong gravitational pull that neither light nor matter can escape.
breaststroke a swimming stroke in which the body is prone with the face down, the arms simultaneously pull down and back, and the legs do a frog kick in alternation with the arm movement.
buttonhook a small, usu. metal hook used to pull buttons through their holes, esp. on shoes and gloves.
centrifugal force a force that tends to pull a particle or body outward, away from the axis around which it rotates. (Cf. centripetal force.)
centripetal force a force that tends to pull a particle or body toward the axis around which it rotates. (Cf. centrifugal force.)
chin in gymnastics, to pull (oneself) upward from a dangling position while grasping a horizontal bar until the chin is level with the bar. [1/3 definitions]
claw to scratch, tear, dig, or pull with or as if with claws. [2/6 definitions]
clevis a U-shaped piece of metal attached to a rod or chain, with a hole for a pin or bolt, and used to attach one object to another in order to pull it.
constrict to pull or squeeze in; make narrower or smaller; tighten. [1/3 definitions]
deracinate to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; isolate; exile.
drag to pull along with force (often partly on the ground); haul. [1/13 definitions]
entrain2 to cause to move along after; pull along. [1/3 definitions]
eradicate to pull up (a plant or the like) with the roots; uproot. [1/2 definitions]
fish to pull or draw out (often fol. by up or out). [1/7 definitions]
gaff to hook or pull in (a fish) using a gaff. [1/6 definitions]
gather to draw and pull a thread through (cloth) so as to make many small folds or puckers. [1/12 definitions]
geotaxis the movement of a freely moving organism toward or against gravitational pull.
harness race a horse race in which the horses, either trotters or pacers, pull a sulky and driver.