pulled, past tense; pulled, past participle; pulls, 3rd person singular present; pulling, present participle;
Exert force on (someone or something), typically by taking hold of them, in order to move or try to move them toward oneself or the origin of the force
he pulled the car door handle and began to get out
the little boy pulled at her skirt
(of an animal or vehicle) Be attached to the front and be the source of forward movement of (a vehicle)
the carriage was pulled by four horses
Take hold of and exert force on (something) so as to move it from a specified position or in a specified direction
she pulled a handkerchief out of her pocket
he pulled on his boots
I pulled up some onions
Bring out (a weapon) to attack or threaten someone
it's not every day a young woman pulls a gun on a burglar
Inhale deeply while smoking (a pipe or cigar)
Damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
Print (a proof)
Retrieve (an item of data) from the top of a stack
(of a vehicle or person) Move steadily in a specified direction or to reach a specified point
the bus was about to pull away
the boy pulled ahead and disappeared around the corner
Move in a specified direction with effort, esp. by taking hold of something and exerting force
he pulled himself into the saddle
Move one's body in a specified direction, esp. against resistance
she tried to pull away from him
(of an engine) Exert propulsive force; deliver power
the engine warmed up quickly and pulled well
Work oars to cause a boat to move
he pulled at the oars, and the boat moved swiftly through the water
Cause (someone) to patronize, buy, or show interest in something; attract
tourist attractions that pull in millions of foreign visitors
Influence in favor of a particular course of action
they are pulled in incompatible directions by external factors and their own beliefs
Carry out or achieve (something requiring skill, luck, or planning)
the magazine pulled its trick of producing the right issue at the right time
Cancel or withdraw (an entertainment or advertisement)
the gig was pulled at the first sign of difficulty
Withdraw (a player) from a game
four of the leading eight runners were pulled
Check the speed of (a horse), esp. so as to make it lose a race
Strike (a ball) in the direction of one's follow-through so that it travels to the left or, with a left-handed player, to the right
he pulled the ball every time he hit a grounder
(of a lineman) Withdraw from position and cross parallel to and behind the line of scrimmage to block opposing players for a runner
An act of taking hold of something and exerting force to draw it toward one
give the hair a quick pull, and it comes out by the roots
A handle to hold while performing such an action
the Cowboy Collection offers hand-forged iron drawer pulls
A deep draft of a drink
he unscrewed the cap from the flask and took another pull
An act of sucking at a cigar or pipe
he took a pull on his cheroot
An injury to a muscle or ligament caused by abnormal strain
he was ruled out of the game with a hamstring pull
A printer's proof
A force drawing someone or something in a particular direction
the pull of the water tore her away
A powerful influence or compulsion
the pull of her hometown was a strong one
Something exerting an influence or attraction
one of the pulls of urban life is the opportunity of finding work
The condition of being able to exercise influence
they were hamstrung without the political pull of the mayor's office
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"
cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
attract: 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"
move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
Pull was the third album by American hard rock band Winger. The album was released in 1993 by Atlantic Records.
Arcwelder is an American indie rock band which formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1988. Originally named Tilt-A-Whirl, the group changed its name to Arcwelder after being informed by Sellner Manfacturing Co. of copyright infringement.
In philately a pull is created when an impression of a handstamp or die is made.
In physics, a force is any influence that causes a free body to undergo an acceleration. Force can also be described by intuitive concepts such as a push or pull that can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest), i.e. ...
"The Pull" is the eighth episode of the FX television series Sons of Anarchy. It was written by Kurt Sutter and Jack LoGiudice, directed by Guy Ferland and originally aired on October 22, 2008.
(Pulling (TV series)) Pulling is a BBC comedy series, produced by Silver River Productions and broadcast on BBC Three, about three single female friends who live in London. ...
An act of pulling (applying force); An attractive force which causes motion towards the source; Any device meant to be pulled, as a lever, knob, handle, or rope; influence, especially as a means of gaining advantage; Appeal or attraction or (as of a movie star); (uncountable) The situation ...
(Pulled) Prevented from winning, or at least from obtaining a better placing, by the jockey.
(Pulled) When a horse is withdrawn or disqualified from a ride. Can be ordered by the ride veterinarian, or by rider option.
(pulled) slightly out of alignment but not detached. Usually refers to a [signature]. Also called started.
(Pulling) (1)bringing an object or person to you, (2) the ability to control a strike so as to come within a fraction of an inch from hitting the target.
(pulling) a term used to describe an offensive lineman who, instead of blocking the player in front of him, steps back and moves down the line("pulls") to block another player, usually in a "trap" or "sweep."
(Pulling) Trimming the mane or tail by pulling the longer hairs.^
(PULLING) A horse that is unsettled in the early part of a race and is using too much energy fighting the jockey by pulling against the bridle.
(PULLING) Being drawn to something; doing something about a situation; getting your act together; making it through a difficult time; doing your share of the work; cooperating with others / Deceit; trickery / If being pulled: Being influenced by something or someone; feeling unsupported; parts ...
(PULLING) Some horses get fired-up during a race and try to run faster than the tempo of the other runners. These horses are 'pulling'. Horses that pull will usually waste a lot of energy in the process, leaving little in reserve for the finish.
(Pulling) A painting technique whereby paint is removed by a rag or brush to expose areas beneath the outermost layer of paint. Pulling is also used to create marks on a surface.
(Pulling) A process involving over-exposure and under-development, effectively decreasing the sensitivity of the processed film. It is achieved by developing the film for a shorter time, and possibly at a lower temperature. ...
(Pulling) A swim during which only the arms are used. Pulling generaly implies the use of a pull bouy, a flotation device placed between the legs. Hand Paddles are also often used.