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pull

Synonyms of pull in English:

verb

  • 1 he pulled the box toward him
    informal yank
    [Antonyms] push
  • 2 he pulled the bad tooth out
    extract, take out, remove
  • 3 she pulled a muscle
    strain, sprain, wrench, turn, tear;
    damage
  • 4 race day pulled big crowds
    attract, draw, bring in, pull in, lure, seduce, entice, tempt, beckon, interest, fascinate
    [Antonyms] repel
  • noun

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  • 1 give the chain a pull
    informal yank
  • 3 he has a lot of pull in finance
    influence, sway, power, authority, say, prestige, standing, weight, leverage, muscle, teeth, clout
  • Phrases

    pull apart
    1
    they pulled apart the suitcase looking for hidden drugs
    dismantle, disassemble, take/pull to pieces, take/pull to bits, take apart, strip down;
    demolish, destroy, break up
    pull back
    2
    the troops were ordered to pull back
    withdraw, retreat, fall back, back off;
    pull out, retire, disengage;
    flee, turn tail
    pull in
    3
    pull in here, next to the Camaro
    stop, halt, come to a halt, pull over, pull up, draw up, brake, park
    pull someone's leg
    4
    are we really getting a snowstorm, or are you pulling my leg?
    tease, fool, play a trick on, rag, pull the wool over someone's eyes
    informal kid, rib, take for a ride, have on
    pull off
    5
    they pulled off a daring crime
    achieve, fulfill, succeed in, accomplish, bring off, carry off, perform, discharge, complete, clinch, fix, effect, engineer
    pull out
    6
    our forces have begun to pull out
    withdraw, resign, leave, retire, step down, bow out, back out, give up
    informal quit
    pull through
    7
    we're all praying that Steve will pull through
    get better, get well again, improve, recover, rally, come through, recuperate
    pull oneself together
    8
    it's just a movie, pull yourself together
    regain one's composure, recover, get a grip on oneself, get over it
    pull over
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