There are 2 translations of pull in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pʊl/


  • 1 1.1 (draw) tirar de, jalar (AmL exc CS) ; (drag) arrastrar the cart was pulled by a donkey un burro tiraba de or (AmL exc CS) jalaba la carreta 1.2 (in specified direction) (+ adv compl) pull your chair closer to the fire acerca or arrima la silla al fuego could you pull the door to/the curtains, please? por favor, cierra la puerta/corre las cortinas he was pulled from the rubble alive lo sacaron vivo de entre los escombros she pulled him aside to talk to him se lo llevó a un lado para hablar con él he pulled his hat down firmly over his ears se caló el sombrero hasta las orejas they pulled him into the car lo metieron en el coche de un tirón she was pulling her suitcase behind her arrastraba la maleta the current pulled him under la corriente lo arrastró or se lo llevó al fondo to pull the carpet o rug (out) from under sb o sb's feet fastidiarle los planes a algn, moverle* el tapete a algn (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], (a)serrucharle el piso a algn (CS) [familiar/colloquial]
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    • A chill descends down my spine as I pull away from the Caddy.
    • He didn't make a move to stop her or pull away from her.
    • I pull away from Jeremy, my left hand moving straight to my mouth.
  • 2 2.1 (tug) tirar de, jalar (AmL exc CS) pull the chain tira de or (AmL exc CS) jala la cadena don't pull my hair! ¡no me tires del pelo or (AmL exc CS) no me jales el pelo! pull the other one! (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] me estás tomando el pelo [familiar/colloquial] to pull strings o wires (use influence) tocar* todos los resortes or muchas teclas, utilizar* sus ( or mis etc) influencias, mover* hilos to pull the strings o wires (be in control) tener* la sartén por el mango 2.2 (tear, detach) she pulled the toy to bits rompió or destrozó el juguete we'll have to pull all the old paper off the wall vamos a tener que arrancar todo el papel viejo de la pared 2.3 (snag) I've pulled a thread in my sweater me he enganchado el suéter
  • 3 3.1 [weeds/nail] arrancar*; [tooth] sacar* 3.2 (take out) sacar* he pulled out a $20 bill sacó un billete de 20 dólares he pulled a knife/gun on them sacó un cuchillo/una pistola y los amenazó see also pull out
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    • ‘We were supposedly to pull a name out of the hat as part of a game and I pulled out his,’ recalls Rona.
    • Sam pulled out her black book and opened it, pulling a pencil from her bag.
    • From behind his back, he pulled out a menu like he was a magician pulling a rabbit out of his hat.
    3.3 [Culin] [chicken/goose] desplumar
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    • It's the steady rhythm that maintains the circle, not a steady pull on the lunge line. Don't hold his head and pull him toward you to keep him on a circle.
    • She starts pulling me towards the door and I am forced to follow.
    • Finola grabbed both Scempt and Maylin's wrists and pulled them towards the door.
    3.4 [beer/pint] tirar
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    • The staff know what they're doing, and how to pull a pint, but will leave you in peace.
    • Pretend you've worked in a pub before, learn how to pull a decent pint and your laughing!
  • 6 6.1 [Med] [muscle/tendon] desgarrarse 6.2 [Culin] [toffee/candy/dough] estirar
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    • She felt like she had a back strain or pulled ligament in her right side above her hip.
    • I knew someone who pulled both their hamstring muscles because they didn't stretch.
    • Pleasurable when you get there but try not to pull a muscle or strain something else trying to saddle up.
  • 7 (in golf) golpear hacia la izquierda
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    • After pulling the ball over midwicket, Cairns showed he was no one-trick pony.
    • He went down the wicket even to bowlers of extreme pace with the intention of making them drop the ball short, and when they did so, he would cut or pull the ball savagely.
    • He pulled his first ball for four, and proceeded to hit every shot thereafter as hard as he could.
  • 8 [Print] [proof] tirar
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    • A proof sheet would be pulled, and read against the manuscript.
    • Two proofs have been pulled and are propped side by side.


  • 1 1.1 (drag, tug) tirar, jalar (AmL exc CS) pull tirar (CS, Esp) , jale or hale (AmL exc CS) to pull at/on sth tirar de or (AmL exc CS) jalar algo she was pulling at my sleeve me estaba tirando de or (AmL exc CS) jalando la manga I pulled on the rope with all my might tiré de or (AmL exc CS) jalé la cuerda con todas mis fuerzas the engine isn't pulling very well el motor no tira or (AmL exc CS) no jala bien 1.2 (suck) to pull on o at sth [on pipe] darle* una chupada or (AmL tb) una pitada or (Esp tb) una calada a algo
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    • He took a pull at his pipe.
    • Filling them in our imagination with rugs and pack saddles and couched animals and merchants pulling on hookahs.
    • He took another pull at the now half-gone smoke and leaned back again with a sudden hard grin.
  • 2 2.1 [vehicle] (move) (+ adv compl) to pull off the road salir* de la carretera to pull into the station entrar en la estación to pull slowly up a hill subir una cuesta despacio see alsopull in, pull up etc 2.2 (row) remar pull for the shore rema hacia la orilla

Phrasal verbs

pull about

v + o + adv
(mishandle) maltratar, tratar sin cuidado

pull ahead

v + adv

pull apart

v + o + adv 1.1 (separate) separar 1.2 (pull to pieces) destrozar*, hacer* pedazos 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (criticize) [book/show] poner* por el suelo or por los suelos; [argument/theory] echar por tierra, demoler* 1.2v + adv (become separate) separarse the table pulls apart in three pieces la mesa está hecha de tres partes desmontables

pull around

v + o + adv 1.1 (turn round) [boat/plane] darle* la vuelta a, dar* vuelta (CS) 1.2 (help recover) (BrE) reanimar 1.1v + adv (recover) (BrE) recuperarse, reponerse*

pull away

v + adv
1.1 (free oneself) soltarse*, zafarse 1.2 (move off) [train/bus] arrancar* the train was pulling away from the station el tren salía de la estación 1.3 (move ahead) adelantarse she began pulling away from the rest of the runners empezó a dejar atrás a los demás corredores

pull back

v + adv 1.1 (retreat) [troops/enemy] retirarse 1.2 (withdraw) echarse atrás they pulled back from signing the contract a la hora de firmar el contrato se echaron atrás they pulled back from commmitting themselves no quisieron comprometerse y se echaron atrás 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [troops] retirar

pull down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (lower) [blind/flag/screen] bajar see also pull1 1 1 2 1.2 (demolish) [building] echar or tirar abajo, tumbar (Méx) 1.3 (overthrow) [government] tirar abajo, derrocar* 1.1v + o + adv 2.1 (drag down) bajar the biology paper pulled her overall grade down el examen de biología le bajó la nota media 2.2 (depress) deprimir, tirar abajo [familiar/colloquial] 1.2v + adv + o (earn) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], sacar*, ganar

pull in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (draw in) [nets/rope] recoger*; [claws] retraer* pull your stomach in! ¡mete or entra esa panza! [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (rein in) [horse] sujetar 1.3 (attract) [investments/customers] atraer* this show pulls in large audiences este espectáculo atrae or (Méx tb) jala mucho público we've been pulling in the orders hemos conseguido muchos pedidos 1.4 (earn) [colloquial/familiar] sacar*, ganar 1.5 (arrest) [colloquial/familiar] [suspect] detener* 1.1v + adv 2.1 (arrive) [train/bus] llegar* (a la estación, terminal etc) 2.2 (move over) [ship/car] arrimarse 2.3 (stop) (BrE) [car/truck] parar

pull off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
(remove) [cover/lid] quitar, sacar* he pulled his boots off se quitó las botas 1.1 (achieve) [colloquial/familiar] conseguir*, lograr it was a risky attempt, but she pulled it off era arriesgado, pero lo logró or lo consiguió they pulled off the biggest bank job of the decade llevaron a cabo el mayor asalto a un banco de la década

pull on

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[gloves/boots] ponerse*

pull out

v + adv 1.1 [vehicle/driver] (depart) arrancar* the train pulled out of the station el tren salió de la estación (enter traffic) he pulled out right in front of me se me metió justo delante the car pulled out from a side road el coche salió de una calle lateral 1.2 (come out) [supplement/section] separarse 1.3 (extend) [table] alargarse* 1.4 (withdraw) [troops/partner] retirarse, irse* if they pull out of the negotiations si se retiran de las negociaciones, si abandonan las negociaciones we're not going to pull out of the deal no nos vamos a echar atrás 1.5 (recover) recuperarse to pull out of the recession salir* de or superar la recesión 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (extract, remove) [tooth/nail/plug] sacar*; [weeds] arrancar* he pulled out his wallet sacó la cartera 2.2 (detach) [page] arrancar* 2.3 (withdraw) [team/troops] retirar he had orders to pull out the embassy staff tenía órdenes de sacar al personal de la embajada del país

pull over

v + adv [driver/car] hacerse* a un lado; (to stop) acercarse* a la acera ( or al arcén etc) y parar I pulled over to let the ambulance by me hice a un lado para que pasara la ambulancia 1.1v + o + adv parar the police pulled me over la policía me paró

pull through

v + adv, v + prep + o 1.1 (recover) reponerse* to pull through an illness reponerse* de una enfermedad 1.2 (survive) salir* adelante to pull through a crisis superar una crisis 1.1v + o + adv, v + o + prep + o 2.1 (help recover) ayudar a recuperarse her nursing pulled him through (his illness) sus cuidados lo ayudaron a recuperarse (de la enfermedad) 2.2 (help survive) salvar, ayudar a superar

pull together

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 [team/party] volver* a unir 1.2 (organize, assemble) reunir* 1.1v + adv (cooperate) trabajar or esforzarse* juntos or codo con codo 1.2v + o + adv (control oneself) to pull oneself together calmarse, recobrar la compostura pull yourself together! ¡vamos, cálmate!

pull up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (draw up) levantar, subir to pull one's socks/trousers up subirse los calcetines/pantalones 1.2 (uproot) [plant] arrancar* 1.1v + o + adv 2.1 (improve) this result will help to pull you up overall este resultado te ayudará a subir la nota media 2.2 (halt, check) a shout pulled her up sharply un grito la hizo pararse en seco 2.3 (reprimand) to pull sb up (on sth) regañar or (CS) retar a algn (por algo) 1.2v + adv 3.1 (stop) [car/driver] parar 3.2 (in race) adelantar he pulled up to within a few yards of the leaders se colocó a pocas yardas de los que iban en cabeza

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There are 2 translations of pull in Spanish:



  • 1 c (tug) tirón (m), jalón (m) (AmL exc CS) I gave a pull on the rope le di un tirón or (AmL exc CS) un jalón a la cuerda each pull of the oars took us further from the shore cada golpe de remo nos alejaba más de la orilla
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    • Finish the pull with a quick rotation to clear the shoulder and arm for the first recovery.
    • Slowly pulling the fly over the submerged branches it reached the edge of the danger zone, I let the fly drop down a few feet, then gave a couple of quick pulls.
    • He gave it a quick pull to make sure it was secure.
  • 2 u 2.1 (pulling force) fuerza (f) the pull of gravity la fuerza de la gravedad the pull of the current la fuerza de la corriente an actor with tremendous box-office pull un actor muy taquillero to go out on the pull (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] salir* a ligar or (AmS) a levantar [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (influence) influencia (f)
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    • Up to now if you had political pull or you could pressurise those who had you shunted yourself up the priority list ahead of schools in greater need.
    • While the UK is number one in European biotechnology, there is far less market pull, especially within healthcare, in Europe compared with the US.
    • Smaller companies without political pull will be liquidated if they don't fill the quota; larger companies will be left alone.
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    • The gravitational pull of the sun and moon cause a phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes, which makes the earth's axis move in a cone shape.
    • The Sun, Earth and Moon were in alignment, which increased the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon on the Earth.
    • If you go in feet first, the gravitational pull will be much stronger on your shoes than your head, tending to make you instantly thinner and taller.
  • 4 c (difficult journey) it was a hard pull up the hill la subida de la colina fue difícil
  • 5 c (in golf) golpe (m) a la izquierda
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    • Proficient with all strokes, his best scoring stroke was the pull, played all along the ground between mid on to backward square leg.
    • He can whip the ball past mid-wicket in a flash, his straight-driving is out of the ordinary, and he can essay the pull stroke contemptuously.
    • He possesses a mean pull stroke, and does use his feet to the spinners, often clearing the ground in a jiffy.

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Word of the day merienda
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more