pull at


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Related to pull at: pull off, Pull strategy, groin pull
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Verb1.pull at - pluck or pull at with the fingers; "She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse"
pull - 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"
References in classic literature ?
They both get hold of the same bit of line, and pull at it in opposite directions, and wonder where it is caught.
Three or four miles up stream is a trifle, early in the morning, but it is a weary pull at the end of a long day.
I had full hold of her watch, but giving a great jostle, as if somebody had thrust me against her, and in the juncture giving the watch a fair pull, I found it would not come, so I let it go that moment, and cried out as if I had been killed, that somebody had trod upon my foot, and that there were certainly pickpockets there, for somebody or other had given a pull at my watch; for you are to observe that on these adventures we always went very well dressed, and I had very good clothes on, and a gold watch by my side, as like a lady as other fold.