pull on

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

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