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English Dictionary: pull by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
pull
n
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): pull, pulling
  2. the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
  3. special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
    Synonym(s): pull, clout
  4. a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
  5. a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
    Synonym(s): wrench, twist, pull
  6. 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"
    Synonym(s): puff, drag, pull
  7. a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
v
  1. cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
    Synonym(s): pull, draw, force
    Antonym(s): force, push
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
    Antonym(s): beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse
  3. move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
  4. 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"
  5. perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
    Synonym(s): perpetrate, commit, pull
  6. 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"
    Synonym(s): draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out
  7. steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
  8. strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
    Synonym(s): pull, overstretch
  9. 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"
    Synonym(s): pull, draw
  10. operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
  11. rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
  12. tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
    Synonym(s): rend, rip, rive, pull
  13. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
  14. strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
    Synonym(s): pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume
  15. 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"
    Synonym(s): extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out
  16. 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?"
    Synonym(s): pull, root for
  17. take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pull \Pull\, v. i.
      To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or
      hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
  
      {To pull apart}, to become separated by pulling; as, a rope
            will pull apart.
  
      {To pull up}, to draw the reins; to stop; to halt.
  
      {To pull through}, to come successfully to the end of a
            difficult undertaking, a dangerous sickness, or the like.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pull \Pull\, n.
      1. The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to
            move something by drawing toward one.
  
                     I awakened with a violent pull upon the ring which
                     was fastened at the top of my box.      --Swift.
  
      2. A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull. --Carew.
  
      3. A pluck; loss or violence suffered. [Poetic]
  
                     Two pulls at once; His lady banished, and a limb
                     lopped off.                                       --Shak.
  
      4. A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is
            pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
  
      5. The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river. [Colloq.]
  
      6. The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or
            the mug. [Slang] --Dickens.
  
      7. Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an
            advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the
            favorite had the pull. [Slang]
  
      8. (Cricket) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to
            the off side, or an off ball to the side.
  
                     The pull is not a legitimate stroke, but bad
                     cricket.                                             --R. A.
                                                                              Proctor.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pull \Pull\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pulled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Pulling}.] [AS. pullian; cf. LG. pulen, and Gael. peall,
      piol, spiol.]
      1. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
  
                     Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows.   --Shak.
  
                     He put forth his hand . . . and pulled her in.
                                                                              --Gen. viii.
                                                                              9.
  
      2. To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
  
                     He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in
                     pieces; he hath made me desolate.      --Lam. iii.
                                                                              11.
  
      3. To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to
            pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
  
      4. To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one;
            as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
  
      5. (Horse Racing) To hold back, and so prevent from winning;
            as, the favorite was pulled.
  
      6. (Print.) To take or make, as a proof or impression; --
            hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
  
      7. (Cricket) To strike the ball in a particular manner. See
            {Pull}, n., 8.
  
                     Never pull a straight fast ball to leg. --R. H.
                                                                              Lyttelton.
  
      {To pull and haul}, to draw hither and thither. [bd] Both are
            equally pulled and hauled to do that which they are unable
            to do. [b8] --South.
  
      {To pull down}, to demolish; to destroy; to degrade; as, to
            pull down a house. [bd] In political affairs, as well as
            mechanical, it is easier to pull down than build up.[b8]
            --Howell. [bd] To raise the wretched, and pull down the
            proud.[b8] --Roscommon.
  
      {To pull a finch}. See under {Finch}.
  
      {To pull off}, take or draw off.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   pull
  
      {pull media}
  
  
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