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[pʊl] verb I
1) [I/T] to move someone or something towards you using your hands
Ant:
push
The little girl pulled gently at my sleeve.[/ex]
I climbed into bed and pulled the duvet over my head.[/ex]
A lifeguard had to pull her out of the water.[/ex]
Jane pulled the door open.[/ex]
Don't pull the string too tight.[/ex]
2) [T] to use force to remove something that is fixed somewhere
She was pulling up the weeds in the garden.[/ex]
Someone pulled the handle off the door.[/ex]
3) [T] to move your body or part of your body using effort or force
He needed all his energy to pull himself up off the ground.[/ex]
4) [T] to move something along behind your vehicle by fixing it to the vehicle
Two horses were pulling the plough.[/ex]
5) [T] to attract customers, VOTERS, or an audience
The show is pulling huge audiences all over America.[/ex]
6) [T] to injure a muscle by stretching it too much
7) [T] to take a gun or a knife out of your pocket and be ready to use it
His attacker suddenly pulled a knife on him.[/ex]
pull sb's leg — to tell someone a lie as a joke[/ex]
pull out all the stop s — to make a big effort so that something happens or is successful[/ex]
Her parents pulled out all the stops for her wedding.[/ex]
pull your sock s upBritish informal used for telling someone to work harder or try harder[/ex]
pull string s — to use your influence in order to get something[/ex]
We might be able to get tickets if I pull a few strings.[/ex]
pull the strings — if someone is pulling the strings, they are secretly controlling a situation[/ex]
pull sb/sth to pieces/to bits — 1) to separate the connected pieces of something; 2) to criticize someone or something severely[/ex]
pull up a chair — to move a seat near to where someone is sitting, and sit on it[/ex]
pull your weight — to work as hard as the other people who are involved in something[/ex]
pull the wool over sb's eye s — to try to trick someone by giving them wrong information[/ex]
pull yourself together — to start to control your emotions after being very upset or angry[/ex]
See:
plug I,
- pull sb apart
- pull sb/sth apart
- pull sth apart
- pull away
- pull back
- pull sth down
- pull in
- pull into sth
- pull sth off
- pull off sth
- pull sth on
- pull out
- pull (sth) over
- pull through
- pull (sb) through
- pull together
- pull up
II
noun
pull [pʊl]
1) [C] the act of moving someone or something towards you
2) [singular] a strong physical force that causes things to move in a particular direction
the pull of gravity[/ex]
3) [singular] the power that something has to attract people

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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