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pull

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pull

  1. 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 Synonyms of pull draw, haul, jerk, pluck, tug, wrench, yank Words Related to pull drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatch Near Antonyms of pull heave, shove, thrust Antonyms of pull push

  2. 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 Synonyms of pull authority, clout, credit, heft, in, juice [slang], leverage, influence, sway, weightWords Related to pull counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms of pull helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  3. 3 the more favorable condition or position in a competition a political candidate with all of the pull that comes with a vast fortune and famous surname Synonyms of pull better, bulge, catbird seat, drop, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, advantage, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip handWords Related to pull allowance, head start, lead, leg up, margin, odds, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), command, dominance, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, transcendency; precedence, preference, prerogative, privilege, seniority; break, foothold, opportunity; benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, manna, windfallNear Antonyms of pull detriment, stranglehold; disparity, imbalance, inequality, unevenness; disability, failing, impairment, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel; lurch, setbackAntonyms of pull disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike


pull

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pull

  1. 1 to cause to follow by applying steady force on a team of horses pulling a heavy wagon Synonyms of pull drag, draw, hale, haul, lug, tow, tug Words Related to pull attract; heave, jerk, yank; carry, convey, ferry, move, transport Near Antonyms of pull shove, thrust Antonyms of pull drive, propel, push

  2. 2 to draw out by force or with effort the dentist had to struggle to pull the tooth Synonyms of pull corkscrew, prize, pry, extract, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yankWords Related to pull mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms of pull implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge

  3. 3 to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure lift the crate carefully, or you'll pull a muscle Synonyms of pull strain, rack, stretch, wrenchWords Related to pull fray, tax, weaken; damage, harm, hurt, impair, wound; batter, bruise, tear; cripple, lame, mangle, mutilate



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