pull on

phrasal verb
pulled on; pulling on; pulls on

Definition of pull on

1 : to hold onto and move (something) toward oneself She pulled on the rope with all her might.
2 : to hold onto and pull (something) repeatedly When she gets nervous, she pulls on her ear.
3 : to breathe in the smoke from (a cigarette, pipe, etc.) He rocked back and forth, pulling on his pipe.
4 : to dress oneself in (clothing) She quickly pulled on her boots. He pulled a sweater on.

Learn More About pull on

Dictionary Entries Near pull on

pull off

pull on

pull one's hair out

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for pull on

Cite this Entry

“Pull on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20on. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!