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Definition of "pull" []

  • To apply force to so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove from a fixed position; extract: The dentist pulled the tooth. (verb-transitive)
  • To tug at; jerk or tweak. (verb-transitive)
  • To rip or tear; rend. (verb-transitive)
  • To stretch (taffy, for example) repeatedly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pull" in a sentence
  • "Demolition experts do not use the term "pull it" as slang for setting off explosives."
  • "And Brad Radke, who has been out since May 31 with a groin pull, is about to make a couple of rehab starts in the Gulf Coast League."
  • "Initially the focus was on the phrase "pull it" used by the owner, Larry Silverstein, in a TV interview."