Definition of Pull


  • a sustained effort
    "it was a long pull but we made it"
  • 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"
  • a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"
    "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  • a device used for pulling something
    "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
  • special advantage or influence
    "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
  • the force used in pulling
    "the pull of the moon"
    "the pull of the current"
  • 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"


  • take away
    "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
  • 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?"
    - root for
  • 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"
    - pull out - pull up - take out - draw out
  • strip of feathers
    "pull a chicken"
    "pluck the capon"
    - deplumate
  • hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
    "pull the ball"
  • tear or be torn violently
    "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"
    "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
  • rein in to keep from winning a race
    "pull a horse"
  • operate when rowing a boat
    "pull the oars"
  • 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"
  • strain abnormally
    "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"
    "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
  • steer into a certain direction
    "pull one's horse to a stand"
    "Pull the car over"
  • 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"
    - pull out - get out - take out
  • perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    "perpetrate a crime"
    "pull a bank robbery"
  • 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"
  • move into a certain direction
    "the car pulls to the right"
  • 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"
    - pull in - draw in
  • cause to move by pulling
    "draw a wagon"
    "pull a sled"
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Unscramble pull

4 unscramble word found using the letters pull.

plu pul pull up