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Etymology

Old English pullian

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to pull

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pull (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To apply a force to (an object) such that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force.
  2. (transitive) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To persuade (someone) to have sex with one.
    He's pulled that bird over there.
  3. (transitive) to remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability
    Each day, they pulled the old bread and set out fresh loaves.
  4. (transitive) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to do or perform
    He regularly pulls 12-hour days, sometimes 14.
  5. (transitive) To retrieve or generate for use.
    I'll have to pull a part number for that.
  6. (intransitive) To apply a force such that an object comes toward the person or thing applying the force.
    You're going to have to pull harder to get that cork out of the bottle.
  7. (intransitive)(Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To succeed in finding a person with whom to have sex.
  8. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Initiate combat with an enemy character in an online game.

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (apply force to (something) so it comes towards one): push, repel, shove

Derived terms

See also pulling

Translations

Noun

Singular
pull

Plural
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  1. An act of pulling (applying force).
    He gave the hair a sharp pull and it came out.
  2. An attractive force which causes motion towards the source
    The spaceship came under the pull of the gas giant.
    iron fillings drawn by the pull of a magnet
  3. Any device meant to be pulled, as a lever, knob, handle, or rope.
    a zipper pull
  4. (slang) influence, especially as a means of gaining advantage
  5. Appeal or attraction or (as of a movie star)

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Translations


Estonian

Noun

pull

  1. bull
  2. ox

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

English pullover

Noun

pull m. (plural pulls)

  1. pullover
    Il fait froid; je vais mettre mon pull — It's cold; I'm going to put on my pullover

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