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pull definition and meaning

v. t. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
v. t. To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
v. t. To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
v. t. To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
v. t. To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
v. t. To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
v. t. To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.
v. i. To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
n. The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
n. A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
n. A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
n. A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
n. The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
n. The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
n. Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
n. A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.

Crossword clues for pull

- Attraction to jerk
- Be paid
- Drag
- Tow
- Tug
- Tug at with force

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