pull the chain

Definition of pull the chain

British

  1. :  to flush a toilet

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

chainplay
  1. :  a series of usually metal links or rings connected to or fitted into one another and used for various purposes (as support, restraint, transmission of mechanical power, or measurement)

    :  a series of links used or worn as an ornament or insignia

    :  a measuring instrument of 100 links used in surveying

  1. :  to obstruct or protect by a chain

    :  to fasten, bind, or connect with or as if with a chain

    :  fetter


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