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[n] the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
[n] a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
[n] a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
[n] a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
[n] special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
[n] the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
[n] a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
[v] strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
[v] take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
[v] take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
[v] cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
[v] draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
[v] strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
[v] baseball: hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
[v] direct toward itself or oneself; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
[v] tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
[v] apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your kneees towards your chin"
[v] rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
[v] operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
[v] bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
[v] steer into a certain direction; of a vehicle; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
[v] move into a certain direction; of a car; "The van pulled up"
[v] cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
[v] perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

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