HyperDic: pull

English > 24 senses of the word pull:
VERBcontactpull, drawcause to move by pulling
contactpull, attract, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
motionpullmove into a certain direction
contactpullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
socialpull, perpetrate, commitperform an act, usually with a negative connotation
motionpull, draw, pull out, get out, take outbring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
motionpullsteer into a certain direction
bodypull, overstretchstrain / strain abnormally
motionpull, drawcause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
motionpulloperate when rowing a boat
motionpullrein in to keep from winning a race
contactpull, rend, rip, rivetear or be torn violently
contactpullhit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
contactpull, pluck, tear, deplume, deplumate, displumestrip of feathers
contactpull, extract, pull out, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear outremove, usually with some force or effort
competitionpull, root fortake sides with
changepulltake away
NOUNactpull, pullingthe act of pulling
phenomenonpullthe force used in pulling
attributepull, cloutspecial advantage or influence
artifactpulla device used for pulling something
statepull, wrench, twista sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
actpull, puff, draga slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
actpulla sustained effort
pull > pronunciation
Soundspuh'l
Rhymesbagful ... wool: 12 rhymes with uhl...
English > pull: 24 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you.
Examples
  • "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"
  • "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
Synonympulling
Narrowerdraft, draught, drawingThe act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
dragThe act of dragging (pulling with force)
draw, haul, haulageThe act of drawing or hauling / hauling something
extirpation, excision, deracinationThe act of pulling ... / pulling up or out
pluckThe act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
traction(orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing
tug, jerkA sudden abrupt pull
Broaderpropulsion, actuationThe act of propelling
Spanishtracción
Catalanestirada, tirada
Verbspullcause to move by pulling
pulldirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
pullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
English > pull: 24 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe force used in pulling.
Examples
  • "the pull of the moon"
  • "the pull of the current"
Broaderforce(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
Spanishatracción
Catalanatracció
Verbspulldirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
pullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
English > pull: 24 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningspecial advantage or influence.
Example"the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
Synonymclout
Broaderadvantage, vantageThe quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Spanishfuerza, preeminencia
Catalanpreeminència
English > pull: 24 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA device used for pulling something.
Example"he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
NarrowerbellpullA handle or cord that is pulled to ring a doorbell or a servant's bell etc.
pull chainA chain (usually with a handle at the end) that is pulled in order to operate some mechanism (e.g. to flush a toilet)
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Verbspulldirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
English > pull: 24 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningA sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
Example "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
Synonymswrench, twist
NarrowersprainA painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments
Broaderinjury, hurt, harm, traumaAny physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Spanishtorcedura
Catalanestrebada, torçada, torcement
Verbspullstrain / strain abnormally
English > pull: 24 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke).
Synonymspuff, drag
Part ofsmoke, smokingThe act of smoking tobacco or other substances
NarrowertokeA puff of a marijuana or hashish cigarette
Broaderinhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing inThe act of inhaling
Spanisharrastre, atracción, calada, chupada
Catalancalada, pipada
English > pull: 24 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA sustained effort.
Example"it was a long pull but we made it"
Broadereffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
Spanishfaena
Verbspullperform an act, usually with a negative connotation
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to move by pulling.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "pull a sled"
Synonymdraw
NarrowerabductPull away from the body
adductDraw a limb towards the body
attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
dragPull, as against a resistance
haul, hale, cart, dragDraw slowly or heavily
pluck, tweak, pull off, pick offPull or pull out sharply
pluck, plunk, pickPull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
pull backMove to a rearward position
stretchPull in opposite directions
tugPull or strain hard at
twitchMove or pull with a sudden motion
winchPull or lift up with or as if with a winch
yank, jerkPull, or move with a sudden movement
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
See alsopull alongpull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance
pull backmove to a rearward position
pull downtear down so as to make flat with the ground
pull indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
pull offpull or pull out sharply
pull out, pull upremove, usually with some force or effort
Oppositepush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Similar topullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
pull, drawCause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
Spanisharrastrar, estirar, tirar
Catalanarrossegar, estirar, tirar
Nounspull, pullingthe act of pulling
pullersomeone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningdirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "The ad pulled in many potential customers"
  • "This pianist pulls huge crowds"
Synonymsattract, pull in, draw, draw in
Narrowerbringattract the attention of
catch, arrest, getattract and fix
draw in, retractPull inward or towards a center
tugPull hard
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
Oppositerepel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat backCause to move back / back by force or influence
Similar tocurl up, curl, draw inshape one's body into a curl
draw in, retractPull inward or towards a center
Spanishatraer
Catalanatreure
Nounspullthe act of pulling
pulla device used for pulling something
pullthe force used in pulling
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove into a certain direction.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"the car pulls to the right"
Narrowercut inDrive in front of another vehicle leaving too little space for that vehicle to maneuver comfortably
BroaderdriveMove by being propelled by a force
Similar topullSteer into a certain direction
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "Pull the rope"
  • "Pull the handle towards you"
  • "pull the string gently"
  • "pull the trigger of the gun"
  • "pull your knees towards your chin"
NarrowerattractExert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away
draw closePull towards oneself
gatherDraw and bring closer
hike up, hitch upPull up
pick at, pluck at, pull atpluck or pull at with the fingers
retract, pull back, draw backUse a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
wrench, twistTwist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
BroaderforceDo forcibly
Similar topull, drawCause to move by pulling
Spanishtirar
Catalantirar
Nounspull, pullingthe act of pulling
pullthe force used in pulling
pullersomeone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningPerform an act, usually with a negative connotation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "pull a bank robbery"
Synonymsperpetrate, commit
Narrowermakecarry out or commit
recommitcommit once again, as of a crime
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcometer, perpetrar
Catalancometre, perpetrar
Nounspulla sustained effort
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 6, motion
MeaningBring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "pull out a gun"
  • "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
Synonymsdraw, pull out, get out, take out
NarrowerunsheatheDraw from a sheath or scabbard
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar todraw, take outtake liquid out of a container or well
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear outRemove, usually with some force or effort
pulltake away
Spanishsacar
Catalantreure
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 7, motion
MeaningSteer into a certain direction.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "pull one's horse to a stand"
  • "Pull the car over"
BroaderdriveCause someone or something to move by driving
Similar topullMove into a certain direction
Spanishempujar
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 8, body
Meaningstrain / strain abnormally.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"
  • "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
Synonymoverstretch
Broaderinjure, woundCause injuries or bodily harm to
Spanishdar un tirón, forzar, tirar
Catalanestirar
Nounspulla sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 9, motion
MeaningCause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
Synonymdraw
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar topull, drawCause to move by pulling
Spanishconfiar
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 10, motion
Meaningoperate when rowing a boat.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pull the oars"
Broaderrowpropel with oars
Spanishjalar, tirar de
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 11, motion
Meaningrein in to keep from winning a race.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pull a horse"
Broaderrein, rein instop / stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 12, contact
Meaningtear or be torn violently.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
Synonymsrend, rip, rive
Broadertear, rupture, snap, bustseparate or cause to separate abruptly
Spanishrajar, rasgar
Catalanesberlar, esqueixar, fendre
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 13, contact
Meaninghit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing.
PatternIt is ----ing
Example"pull the ball"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 14, contact
MeaningStrip of feathers.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pull a chicken"
Synonymspluck, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume
BroaderstripRemove the surface from
Spanishdesplumar, pelar
Catalanpelar, plomar
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 15, contact
MeaningRemove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"pull weeds"
Synonymsextract, pull out, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear out
Narrowerdemodulateextract information from a modulated carrier wave
threadRemove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string
wring out, squeeze outextract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar todraw, pull, pull out, get out, take outBring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Spanishextraer, sacar
Catalanextreure
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 16, competition
MeaningTake sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "I'm pulling for the underdog"
Synonymroot for
BroadersideTake sides for or against
Spanishdecantarse
English > pull: 24 senses > verb 17, change
Meaningtake away.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar todraw, pull, pull out, get out, take outBring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Spanishquitar

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