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pull

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1 the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force
  • I gave the door such a pull that when it suddenly opened, I nearly fell backwards.
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2 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly
  • Their lawyer supposedly has a lot of pull with the administration in Washington.
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pull

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1 to cause to follow by applying steady force on
  • a team of horses pulling a heavy wagon
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2 to draw out by force or with effort
  • The dentist had to struggle to pull the tooth.
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3 to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure
  • Lift the crate carefully, or you'll pull a muscle.
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