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pulling

verb
present participle of 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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pulling

pulling a face

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“Pulling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pulling. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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