Pull

Definition of Pull

v. t.1.To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
[imp. & p. p. Pulled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pulling.]
Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows.
- Shak.
He put forth his hand . . . and pulled her in.
- Gen. viii. 9.
2.To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate.
- Lam. iii. 11.
3.To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
4.To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
5.(Horse Racing) To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
6.(Print.) To take or make, as a proof or impression; - hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
7.(Cricket) To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.
Never pull a straight fast ball to leg.
- R. H. Lyttelton.
To pull and haul
to draw hither and thither.
To pull down
to demolish; to destroy; to degrade; as, to pull down a house.
- South.
To pull a finch
See under Finch.
- Howell.
To pull off
take or draw off.
v. i.1.To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
To pull apart
to become separated by pulling; as, a rope will pull apart.
To pull up
to draw the reins; to stop; to halt.
To pull through
to come successfully to the end of a difficult undertaking, a dangerous sickness, or the like.
n.1.The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
I awakened with a violent pull upon the ring which was fastened at the top of my box.
- Swift.
2.A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
3.A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
Two pulls at once;
His lady banished, and a limb lopped off.
- Shak.
4.A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
5.The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
6.The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
7.Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
8.(Cricket) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
The pull is not a legitimate stroke, but bad cricket.
- R. A. Proctor.

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