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pull

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of pull (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of pull was before the 12th century

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“Pull.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pull. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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