Translation of pull in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (draw)(drag)the cart was pulled by a donkey1.2 (in specified direction) (+ adverb complement) pull your chair closer to the fireun burro tiraba de or (Latin America except Southern Cone) jalaba la carretacould you pull the door to/the curtains, please? he was pulled from the rubble aliveacerca or arrima la silla al fuegoshe pulled him aside to talk to himlo sacaron vivo de entre los escombroshe pulled his hat down firmly over his earsse lo llevó a un lado para hablar con élthey pulled him into the carse caló el sombrero hasta las orejasshe was pulling her suitcase behind herlo metieron en el coche de un tirónthe current pulled him underarrastraba la maletato pull the carpet o rug (out) from under somebody o somebody's feetla corriente lo arrastró or se lo llevó al fondofastidiarle los planes a alguienmoverle el tapete a alguien (Mexico) [colloquial](a)serrucharle el piso a alguien (Southern Cone) [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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) pull the chaindon't pull my hair!tira de or (Latin America except Southern Cone) jala la cadenapull the other one! (British English) [colloquial]¡no me tires del pelo or (Latin America except Southern Cone) no me jales el pelo!to pull strings o wires (use influence)me estás tomando el pelo [colloquial]to pull the strings o wires (be in control) 2.2 (tear, detach) See examples: she pulled the toy to bitstocar todos los resortes or muchas teclasutilizar sus ( or mis etc) influenciasmover hiloswe'll have to pull all the old paper off the wallrompió or destrozó el juguete2.3 (snag) See examples: I've pulled a thread in my sweatervamos a tener que arrancar todo el papel viejo de la paredme he enganchado el suéter
- 3 3.1(weeds/nail)(tooth)3.2 (take out) he pulled out a $20 billhe pulled a knife/gun on themsacó un billete de 20 dólaressee also → pull out 3.3 (Cookery)sacó un cuchillo/una pistola y los amenazó(chicken/goose)3.4(beer/pint)Example sentences
- 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!
- 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.
- ‘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.
- 4 [colloquial] 4.1(crowd/audience)4.2 (earn) 4.3(boy/girl) (British English) [slang]4.4ligarse [colloquial]levantarse (South America) [colloquial](program/show/game)Example sentences
- A radio advert has been pulled from the airwaves after complaints that it caused offence to disabled people.
- It considered pulling a huge advertising splurge for Martell in the US due to the boycott threats.
- You claim that when Ford pulled its adverts it had no effect.
- Data may be pulled from a single knowledge base or multiple databases throughout the enterprise.
- The image database continues to pull from Google at this point.
- Aimed at 16-34 year olds, it's trying to pull an audience with new series of guaranteed crowd pleasers such as Friends and ER.
- Although predominantly a haunt of the over-35s, the Judges pulls a surprisingly diverse crowd.
- Although it has a large-screen TV, Miso pulls a youngish, clubby clientele more than a sports crowd.
- 5 (perform) [colloquial]don't you ever pull a stunt like that on me againwhat are you trying to pull?no me vuelvas a hacer una faena así or una cosa semejantedon't you pull that stuff on me to pull a fast one on somebody¿a qué estás jugando? [colloquial]¿qué es lo que pretendes?hacerle una jugarreta a alguien [colloquial]meterle la mula a alguien (Southern Cone) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Within the meteorological fraternity will they henceforth be held in awe and get the best seats at the annual Christmas dance and pull the cutest weather girls?
- True, it is risky going on the pull in pretentious nightclubs if you are blind: you might just pull an ugly sister.
- The lefties on this site are pulling a classic liberal trick.
- The riot was a dirty trick which was pulled off through the use of deception, and Bloggergate is the same thing.
- We skated there for a while and everyone seemed to be pulling the newest tricks.
- 6 6.1 (Medicine)(muscle/tendon)6.2 (Cookery)desgarrarse(toffee/candy/dough)Example sentences
- 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 izquierdaExample sentences
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (drag, tug) pullto pulljale or hale (Latin America except Southern Cone)
at/ onsomethingshe was pulling at my sleevetirar deor (Latin America except Southern Cone) jalar algoI pulled on the rope with all my mightme estaba tirando de or (Latin America except Southern Cone) jalando la mangathe engine isn't pulling very welltiré de or (Latin America except Southern Cone) jalé la cuerda con todas mis fuerzas1.2 (suck) See examples:to pullel motor no tira or (Latin America except Southern Cone) no jala bien ono atsomething(on pipe)darle una chupada or (in Latin America also) una pitada or (in Spain also) una calada aalgoExample sentences
- 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.
- 1 countable (tug) I gave a pull on the ropeeach pull of the oars took us further from the shorele di un tirón or (Latin America except Southern Cone) un jalón a la cuerdacada golpe de remo nos alejaba más de la orillaExample sentences
- 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 uncountable 2.1 (pulling force) the pull of gravitythe pull of the currentla fuerza de la gravedadan actor with tremendous box-office pullla fuerza de la corrienteto go out on the pull (British English) [colloquial]un actor muy taquillero2.2 (influence)salir a ligar or (South America) a levantar [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 countable (on cigarette)(on drink)Example sentences
- Tahr took a pull of her drink, then stared at it as if wishing it were something stronger.
- She looked at him and took a long pull of her drink.
- She takes a deep pull and starts coughing really hard and laughing at the same time.
- WIM takes a pull from a handmade cigarette, scoops the bones up without looking, then casts them again.
- Black & Mild cigars tasted a lot like black coffee from the initial pull.
- He laughed a little, putting the pipe back in his mouth for a long pull.
- 4 countable (difficult journey) See examples: it was a hard pull up the hillla subida de la colina fue difícil
- 5 countable (in golf)golpe (masculine) a la izquierdaExample sentences
- 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.
- to pull ahead
- 1verb + object + adverb 1.1 (separate) 1.2 (pull to pieces)
- 1verb + object + adverb 1.1 (turn round)
- 1.1 (free oneself)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (retreat)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (lower)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (draw in)
- 1 (remove) he pulled his boots off
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (vehicle/driver)
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb, verb + preposition + object 1.1 (recover)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (draw up) to pull one's socks/trousers up
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