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pull

 (po͝ol)
v. pulled, pull·ing, pulls
v.tr.
1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force: pulled her chair up to the table; pulled the wagon down the street.
2. To remove from a fixed position; extract: The dentist pulled the tooth.
3. To tug at; jerk or tweak: I pulled the lever until it broke.
4. To rip or tear; rend: The dog pulled the toy to pieces.
5. To stretch (taffy, for example) repeatedly.
6. To strain (a muscle, for example) injuriously.
7. Informal To attract; draw: a performer who pulls large crowds.
8. Slang To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use: pull a gun; pulled a knife on me.
9. Informal To remove: pulled the car's engine; pulled the tainted meat product from the stores.
10. Sports To hit (a ball) so that it moves in the direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
11. Nautical
a. To operate (an oar) in rowing.
b. To transport or propel by rowing.
c. To be rowed by: That boat pulls six oars.
12. To rein in (a horse) to keep it from winning a race.
13. Printing To produce (a print or an impression) from type.
v.intr.
1. To exert force in moving something toward the source of the force: Pull harder and the window will open.
2.
a. To move in a certain direction or toward a certain goal: pulled into the driveway; pulled even with the race leader.
b. To gain a position closer to an objective: Our team has pulled within three points of the league leader.
3. To drink or inhale deeply: pulled on the cold beer with gusto; pull on a cigarette.
4. Nautical To row a boat.
5. Informal To express or feel great sympathy or empathy: We're pulling for our new president.
n.
1. The act or process of pulling: gave the drawer a pull.
2. Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling: How much pull does this tugboat have?
3. A sustained effort: a long pull across the mountains.
4. Something, such as a knob on a drawer, that is used for pulling.
5. A deep inhalation or draft, as on a cigarette or of a beverage.
6. Slang A means of gaining special advantage; influence: The lobbyist has pull with the senator.
7. Informal The ability to draw or attract; appeal: a star with pull at the box office.
Phrasal Verbs:
pull ahead
To move ahead, as in a race.
pull away
1. To move away or backward; withdraw: The limousine pulled away from the curb.
2. To move ahead of another or others: The horse pulled away and took the lead in the race.
pull back
1. To withdraw or retreat.
2. To reduce one's involvement in a given enterprise.
pull down
1. To demolish; destroy: pull down an old office building.
2. To reduce to a lower level: The bad news pulled down stock prices.
3. To depress, as in spirits or health.
4. Informal To draw (money) as wages: pulls down a hefty salary.
pull in
1. To arrive at a destination: We pulled in at midnight.
2. To obtain, earn, or secure: How much money does he pull in? She pulled in half of the opponent's supporters.
3. To rein in; restrain: pulled in the investigators.
4. To arrest (a criminal suspect, for example).
pull off Informal
To accomplish in spite of difficulties or obstacles; bring off: pulled off a last-minute victory.
pull out
1. To leave or depart: The train pulls out at noon.
2. To withdraw, as from a situation or commitment: After the crash, many Wall Street investors pulled out.
pull over
1. To bring a vehicle to a stop at a curb or at the side of a road: We pulled over to watch the sunset.
2. To force (a motorist or a vehicle) to stop at a curb or at the side of a road: The state trooper pulled the speeding motorist over.
pull round
To restore or be restored to sound health.
pull through
To come or bring successfully through trouble or illness.
pull up
1. To bring or come to a halt: The driver pulled the car up at the curb. The car pulled up in front of the hotel.
2. To approach and arrive at a destination: We watched the plane pull up to the gate.
3. To increase or cause to increase in altitude: The plane pulled up just enough to miss the tower.
4. To advance or regain position, as in a race.
5. To check the action of: The remark pulled him up short.
6. To reprove or rebuke: They were pulled up for wasting money.
7. Basketball To stop one's progress and bring the ball up above one's head in order to take a jump shot.
Idioms:
pull a fast one Informal
To play a trick or perpetrate a fraud.
pull (oneself) together
To regain one's composure.
pull (one's) punches
To refrain from deploying all the resources or force at one's disposal: didn't pull any punches during the negotiations.
pull (one's) weight
To do one's own share, as of work.
pull out all the stops Informal
To deploy all the resources or force at one's disposal: The Inaugural Committee pulled out all the stops when arranging the ceremonies.
pull (someone's) leg
To play a joke on; tease or deceive.
pull something
To carry out a deception or swindle: worried that his partners might be trying to pull something behind his back.
pull strings/wires Informal
To exert secret control or influence in order to gain an end.
pull the plug on Slang
To stop supporting or bring to an end: pulled the plug on the new art courses.
pull the rug (out) from under Informal
To remove all support and assistance from, usually suddenly.
pull the string
Baseball To throw an off-speed pitch.
pull the wool over (someone's) eyes
To deceive; hoodwink.
pull together
To make a joint effort.
pull up stakes
To clear out; leave: She pulled up stakes in New England and moved to the desert.

[Middle English pullen, from Old English pullian.]

pull′er n.
Synonyms: pull, drag, draw, haul, tow1, tug
These verbs mean to cause something to move toward the source of an applied force. Pull is the most general: They pulled the sleds up a hill.
Drag stresses the effort involved in pulling, and also often that the object being moved is trailing along a surface: "His hands were dirty too, and they streaked his face as he dragged his fingers against his cheeks" (Paul Theroux).
Draw can be used to imply movement in a given direction: The teacher drew the children into the room to see the decorations.
Draw can also be used to indicate pulling so as to cover or uncover another object: She draws the curtains so we can see the sunlight.
To haul is to pull an object that is heavy, cumbersome, or otherwise difficult to move: "All three of us roll the drum to the driveway, flattening a strip of knee-high grass, acting like we haul mystery drums every day" (Mark Wisniewski).
Tow means to pull by means of a chain or line: Some cars can tow trailers.
Tug emphasizes repeated and sometimes vigorous pulling: "A strong-willed baby, wide awake and not to be ignored, already reaching out filament fingers to tug at her" (Tana French).
Antonym: push

pull out

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to extract
2. (intr) to depart: the train pulled out of the station.
3. (Military) military to withdraw or escape or be withdrawn or rescued, as from a difficult situation
4. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) (of a motor vehicle, driver, etc)
a. to draw away from the side of the road
b. to draw out from behind another vehicle to overtake
5. (intr) to abandon a position or situation, esp a dangerous or embarrassing one
6. (Aeronautics) (foll by of) to level out or cause to level out (from a dive)
n
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an extra leaf of a book that folds out
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a removable section of a magazine, etc
9. (Aeronautics) a flight manoeuvre during which an aircraft levels out after a dive
10. a withdrawal from a position or situation, esp a dangerous or embarrassing one
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pull out - move out or away; "The troops pulled out after the cease-fire"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
bow out, chicken out, back down, back off, pull out - remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
move in, pull in, get in, draw in - of trains; move into (a station); "The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"
2.pull out - 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"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
pull - take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
extract, pull out, pull up, draw out, take out, pull - 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"
unsheathe - draw from a sheath or scabbard; "the knight unsheathed his sword"
draw, take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
3.pull out - 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"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
wring out, squeeze out - extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing; "wring out the washcloth"
demodulate - extract information from a modulated carrier wave
thread - remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string; "She had her eyebrows threaded"
pull out, draw, get out, pull, take out - 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"
4.pull out - remove oneself from an obligationpull out - remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
retire, withdraw - lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
pull out, get out - move out or away; "The troops pulled out after the cease-fire"
resile - pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The landlord cannot resile from the lease"

pull

verb
1. To exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force:
2. To remove from a fixed position:
3. Informal. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action:
phrasal verb
pull back
To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat:
phrasal verb
pull down
1. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible:
Aerospace: destruct.
2. Informal. To receive, as wages, for one's labor:
Idioms: earn a living, earn one's keep.
phrasal verb
pull in
1. To come to a particular place:
Slang: blow in.
2. To control, restrict, or arrest:
phrasal verb
pull off
1. Informal. To begin and carry through to completion:
2. Informal. To be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime):
phrasal verb
pull on
1. To put (an article of clothing) on one's person:
2. To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid):
Informal: swig, toss down (or off).
Slang: belt.
phrasal verb
pull out
1. To move or proceed away from a place:
Slang: blow, split, take off.
2. To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat:
phrasal verb
pull through
To exist in spite of adversity:
noun
1. The act of drawing or pulling a load:
2. An inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette:
Slang: hit.
3. An act of drinking or the amount swallowed:
Informal: swig.
Slang: belt.
4. Slang. The power to produce an effect by indirect means:
Informal: clout.
Translations
vyjet
køre ud
lähteä liikkeelle
izaći
車線から出る
(차가) 출발하다
dra ut
แล่นออก
rút khỏi

w>pull out

vt sep
(= extract) (→ aus) → herausziehen; toothziehen; pageheraustrennen; to be pulling one’s hair out (fig)sich (dat)die Haare ausreißen; to pull the rug out from under somebody (fig)jdm den Boden unter den Füßen wegziehen; to pull a rabbit out of the hat (fig)etwas aus dem Hut ziehen
(= elongate) table, doughausziehen
(= withdraw)zurückziehen; troopsabziehen
vi
(= come out, become detached)sich herausziehen lassen; (pages)sich heraustrennen lassen
(= elongate)sich ausziehen lassen
(= withdraw)aussteigen (of aus) (inf); (troops)abziehen
(= leave: train etc) → herausfahren (of aus); to pull out of recession (economy)aus der Rezession kommen
(= move on)herausfahren; the car/driver pulled out from behind the lorryder Wagen/Fahrer scherte hinter dem Lastwagen aus; the boat pulled out into midstreamdas Boot fuhr in die Flussmitte hinaus

pull out

يَتَحَرَّكُ بِالسَّيَارَةِ vyjet køre ud herausziehen μπαίνω στη μέση του δρόμου salir, salir de una calle lähteä liikkeelle sortir izaći sradicare 車線から出る (차가) 출발하다 invoegen trekke ut wyciągnąć arrancar, tirar o carro выезжать dra ut แล่นออก kenara çekmek rút khỏi 离开
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We dropped to the Heights Receiving Towers twenty minutes ahead of time, and there hung at ease till the Yokohama Intermediate Packet could pull out and give us our proper slip.
asked the Woozy, which Ojo had dragged here and there all around the clearing in his endeavor to pull out the hair.
Therewithall Sir Ector essayed to pull out the sword and failed.
I had just driven the wedge safely in, and everything was going as I wished; but the cursed wedge was too smooth and suddenly sprang out, and the tree closed so quickly that I could not pull out my beautiful white beard; so now it is tight and I cannot get away, and the silly, sleek, milk-faced things laugh