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pull US English

Exert force on (someone or something), typically by taking hold of them, in order to move or try to move them toward oneself or the origin of the force

bring someone up short US English

Make someone check or pause abruptly

draw in one's horns US English

Become less assertive or ambitious

pull in in pull US English

(Of a vehicle or its driver) move to the side of or off the road

pull up in pull US English

(Of a vehicle or its driver) come to a halt

pull in US English

(Of a vehicle or its driver) move to the side of or off the road

pull up US English

(Of a vehicle or its driver) come to a halt

pull-in US English

An area at the side of the road where motorists may pull off the road and stop

pull-on US English

(Of a garment) designed to be put on without the need to undo any fastenings

pull-up US English

An exercise involving raising oneself with one’s arms by pulling up against a horizontal bar fixed above one’s head

bell pull US English

A cord or handle that rings a bell when pulled, typically used to summon someone from another room

leg-pull US English

A trick or practical joke

pull back in pull US English

Retreat or cause troops to retreat from an area

pull back in pull US English

Withdraw from an undertaking

pull out in pull US English

Withdraw from an undertaking

pull over in pull US English

(Of a vehicle or its driver) move to the side of or off the road

pull back US English

Retreat or cause troops to retreat from an area

pull out US English

Withdraw from an undertaking

pull over US English

(Of a vehicle or its driver) move to the side of or off the road

pull cord US English

A cord that operates a mechanism when pulled

pull-down US English

(Of a menu) appearing below a menu title only while selected

pull-off US English

An area on the side of a road where a motorist may park, typically in a scenic area

pull tab US English

A ring or tab that is pulled to open a can

pull rank in rank1 US English

Take unfair advantage of one’s seniority or privileged position

pull rank US English

Take unfair advantage of one’s seniority or privileged position

push-pull US English

Operated by pushing and pulling

ring pull US English

A ring-shaped pull tab on a can or other container

make a face in face US English

Produce an expression on one’s face that shows dislike, disgust, or some other negative emotion, or that is intended to be amusing

demand pull US English

Relating to or denoting inflation caused by an excess of demand over supply

pull-apart US English

Denoting an area that has been ruptured or stretched by tensional stresses or the resulting faulting

pull hitter US English

A hitter who normally drives the ball in the direction of the follow-through of the bat

pull-quote US English

A brief, attention-catching quotation, typically in a distinctive typeface, taken from the main text of an article and used as a subheading or graphic feature

taffy pull US English

A social occasion on which young people meet to make taffy

pull punches in pull US English

Be less forceful, severe, or violent than one could be

pull strings in pull US English

Make use of one’s influence and contacts to gain an advantage unofficially or unfairly

pull together in pull US English

Cooperate in a task or undertaking

pull someone/something in in pull US English

Succeed in securing or obtaining something

pull through in pull US English

Get through or enable someone or something to get through an illness or other dangerous or difficult situation

pull someone up in pull US English

Cause someone to stop or pause; check someone

pull punches US English

Be less forceful, severe, or violent than one could be

pull strings US English

Make use of one’s influence and contacts to gain an advantage unofficially or unfairly

pull together US English

Cooperate in a task or undertaking

pull through US English

Get through or enable someone or something to get through an illness or other dangerous or difficult situation

pull someone's leg in pull US English

Deceive someone playfully; tease someone

pull something down in pull US English

Demolish a building

pull something off in pull US English

Succeed in achieving or winning something difficult

pull someone over in pull US English

Cause a driver to move to the side of the road to be charged for a traffic offense

pull the rug from under in rug US English

Abruptly withdraw support from (someone)

pull someone's chain in chain US English

Tease someone, typically by leading them to believe something untrue

pull the plug in pull US English

Prevent something from happening or continuing


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