pull on

phrasal verb

pulled on; pulling on; pulls 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.

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“Pull on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20on. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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