pull someone's leg

Definition of pull someone's leg

informal

  1. :  to make someone believe something that is not true as a joke :  to trick or lie to someone in a playful way I panicked when he said the test was tomorrow, but then I realized he was just pulling my leg.

Word by Word Definitions

pullplay
  1. :  to exert force upon so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force

    :  to stretch (cooling candy) repeatedly

    :  to strain abnormally

  1. :  the act or an instance of pulling

    :  a draft of liquid

    :  an inhalation of smoke

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: such as

    :  one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot

    :  the part of such a limb between the knee and foot

  1. :  to use the legs in walking

    :  run

  1. : legal

    : legato

    : legislative; legislature


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