Definition of leg-pull in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɡ ˌpo͝ol/


A trick or practical joke.
Example sentences
  • And did she try any other little leg-pulls on the Home Secretary?
  • Whether Davidson's Patent Bed Maker was a serious proposal, or simply another of his celebrated leg-pulls, we never discovered.
  • It's only a leg-pull, but according to Susan Quilliam, a relationships expert, poor communication is the biggest cause of problems and break-ups after affairs and domestic violence.



Example sentences
  • I'm a great leg-puller, but it's hard to be fully involved in that sort of thing when you're hobbling round on crutches!


Pronunciation: /ˈleɡ ˌpo͝oliNG/
Example sentences
  • There may be fiddle playing, singing, guitar playing, Irish dancing, poetry reading, lie-telling and leg-pulling.
  • The proud dad said his son dealt with the leg-pulling from friends and teasing ‘in a really remarkable way’ with a maturity beyond his years.
  • We tried to dissuade him, but I guessed by the gleam of mischief in his eye that that he was doing a bit of leg-pulling.

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Syllabification: leg-pull

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