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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 up

vb (adverb)
1. (Botany) (tr) to remove by the roots
2. (often foll by: with or on) to move level (with) or ahead (of) or cause to move level (with) or ahead (of), esp in a race
3. to stop
4. (tr) to rebuke
n
5. (Individual Sports, other than specified) an exercise in which the body is raised up by the arms pulling on a horizontal bar fixed above the head
6. (Automotive Engineering) old-fashioned Brit a roadside café
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pull up - come to a halt after driving somewhere; "The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn"; "The chauffeur hauled up in front of us"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
draw up, pull up - cause (a vehicle) to stop; "He pulled up the car in front of the hotel"
2.pull up - straighten oneself; "He drew himself up when he talked to his superior"
straighten - get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students straightened when the teacher entered"
3.pull up - cause (a vehicle) to stop; "He pulled up the car in front of the hotel"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
haul up, pull up, draw up - come to a halt after driving somewhere; "The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn"; "The chauffeur hauled up in front of us"
4.pull up - 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"
Translations
يَتَوَقَفيوقِف السَّيّارَه
zastavit
køre indstandse
pysähtyä
zaustaviti se
stöîva
止める
(차를) 세우다
dra upp
ทำให้หยุด
dừng lại

w>pull up

vt sep
(= raise by pulling)hochziehen ? sock1
(= uproot)herausreißen; to pull up one’s roots, to pull up stakes (esp US) → alles aufgeben
(= move closer) chairheranrücken
(= stop)anhalten
(Brit: = reprimand) (for behaviour) → zurechtweisen; (for pronunciation, grammar) → korrigieren; he pulled me up about thater hat mich deswegen zurechtgewiesen/korrigiert
(= improve) marksverbessern; that good mark pulled you up a bitdurch diese gute Note hast du ein wenig aufgeholt
vi
(= stop)anhalten
(= improve one’s position)aufholen; to pull up with somebody/somethingjdn/etw einholen, mit jdm/etw gleichziehen (inf)

pull

(pul) verb
1. to (try to) move something especially towards oneself usually by using force. He pulled the chair towards the fire; She pulled at the door but couldn't open it; He kept pulling the girls' hair for fun; Help me to pull my boots off; This railway engine can pull twelve carriages.
2. (with at or on) in eg smoking, to suck at. He pulled at his cigarette.
3. to row. He pulled towards the shore.
4. (of a driver or vehicle) to steer or move in a certain direction. The car pulled in at the garage; I pulled into the side of the road; The train pulled out of the station; The motorbike pulled out to overtake; He pulled off the road.
noun
1. an act of pulling. I felt a pull at my sleeve; He took a pull at his beer/pipe.
2. a pulling or attracting force. magnetic pull; the pull (=attraction) of the sea.
3. influence. He thinks he has some pull with the headmaster.
pull apart / to pieces
to tear or destroy completely by pulling.
pull down
to destroy or demolish (buildings).
pull a face / faces (at)
to make strange expressions with the face eg to show disgust, or to amuse. The children were pulling faces at each other; He pulled a face when he smelt the fish.
pull a gun etc on
to produce and aim a gun etc at (a person).
pull off
to succeed in doing. He's finally pulled it off!
pull on
to put on (a piece of clothing) hastily. She pulled on a sweater.
pull oneself together
to control oneself; to regain one's self-control. At first she was terrified, then she pulled herself together.
pull through
to (help to) survive an illness etc. He is very ill, but he'll pull through; The expert medical treatment pulled him through.
pull up
(of a driver or vehicle) to stop. He pulled up at the traffic lights.
pull one's weight
to take one's fair share of work, duty etc.
pull someone's legleg

pull up

يَتَوَقَف zastavit køre ind hochziehen σταματώ στην άκρη του δρόμου detenerse, parar pysähtyä s’arrêter zaustaviti se fermarsi 止める (차를) 세우다 stoppen stanse zatrzymać encostar o carro останавливать(ся) dra upp ทำให้หยุด kenara çekmek dừng lại 停下
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