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English Dictionary: pulling by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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
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.
      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.
      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.
      {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.
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