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Meaning of pull

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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" [syn:
           {pull}, {pulling}]
      2: the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull
         of the current"
      3: special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a
         lot of pull" [syn: {pull}, {clout}]
      4: a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and
         opened the drawer"
      5: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his
         knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring
         pull" [syn: {wrench}, {twist}, {pull}]
      6: 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" [syn: {puff}, {drag}, {pull}]
      7: a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
      v 1: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
           [syn: {pull}, {draw}, {force}] [ant: {force}, {push}]
      2: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some
         psychological power or physical attributes; "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"
         [syn: {attract}, {pull}, {pull in}, {draw}, {draw in}] [ant:
         {beat back}, {drive}, {force back}, {push back}, {repel},
      3: move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
      4: 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
         knees towards your chin"
      5: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation;
         "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery" [syn:
         {perpetrate}, {commit}, {pull}]
      6: 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" [syn: {draw}, {pull}, {pull out}, {get
         out}, {take out}]
      7: steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a
         stand"; "Pull the car over"
      8: strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped
         up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition" [syn:
         {pull}, {overstretch}]
      9: 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"
         [syn: {pull}, {draw}]
      10: operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
      11: rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
      12: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to
          bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn: {rend},
          {rip}, {rive}, {pull}]
      13: hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying
          through the swing; "pull the ball"
      14: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn:
          {pluck}, {pull}, {tear}, {deplume}, {deplumate}, {displume}]
      15: remove, 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"
          [syn: {extract}, {pull out}, {pull}, {pull up}, {take out},
          {draw out}]
      16: 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?"
          [syn: {pull}, {root for}]
      17: take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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