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pull

Definitions by Oxford


[pʊl], (Verb)

Definitions:
- exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself
(e.g: he pulled them down on to the couch)

- move steadily in a specified direction or manner
(e.g: the bus was about to pull away)

- attract (someone) as a customer; cause to show interest in something
(e.g: anyone can enter the show if they have a good act and the ability to pull a crowd)

- bring out (a weapon) for use against someone
(e.g: it's not every day a young woman pulls a gun on a burglar)

- damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
(e.g: he pulled a calf muscle in the first half of the game and had to be replaced)

- cancel or withdraw (an entertainment or advertisement)
(e.g: the gig was pulled at the first sign of difficulty)

- play (the ball) round to the leg side from the off.

- (of a lineman) withdraw from and cross behind the line of scrimmage to block opposing players and clear the way for a runner
(e.g: he may be their best ever lineman—he can run and pull with the best)

- print (a proof).


Phrases:
- be like pulling teeth
- pull one's head in
- pull one's weight
- pull oneself together
- pull punches
- pull someone's leg
- pull something out of the bag
- pull strings
- pull the other one
- pull the plug
- pull the strings
- pull together
- pull wires

Origin:
Old English pullian ‘pluck, snatch’; origin uncertain; the sense has developed from expressing a short sharp action to one of sustained force


[pʊl], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an act of pulling something
(e.g: give the hair a quick pull and it comes out by the roots)

- a force drawing someone or something in a particular direction
(e.g: the pull of the water tore her away)

- (in sport) a pulling stroke.

- a printer's proof.


Phrases:
- be like pulling teeth
- pull one's head in
- pull one's weight
- pull oneself together
- pull punches
- pull someone's leg
- pull something out of the bag
- pull strings
- pull the other one
- pull the plug
- pull the strings
- pull together
- pull wires

Origin:







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