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pull

2 noun
     
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1

act of moving something

[countable] an act of using force to move something towards you or in the same direction that you are moving [≠ push]:
He gave her a sharp pull forward.
2

force

[countable usually singular]HP a strong physical force that makes things move in a particular direction:
the gravitational pull of the moon
3

attraction

[countable usually singular] the ability to attract someone or have a powerful effect on them
pull of
After about a year I gave in to the pull of fatherhood.
4

influence

[singular,uncountable] informal special influence or power over other people:
His family's name gives him a lot of pull in this town.
5

climb

[singular] British English a difficult climb up a steep road:
It was a long pull up the hill.
6

muscle

[countable usually singular] an injury to one of your muscles, caused by stretching it too much during exercise:
a groin pull
7

smoke/drink

[countable] an act of taking the smoke from a cigarette, pipe etc into your lungs or of taking a long drink of something
pull on/at
She took a long pull on her cigarette.
8

handle

[countable]DH a rope or handle that you use to pull something:
He popped the ring pull on another can of lager.
9

cricket/golf/baseball

[countable]DSCDSG a way of hitting the ball in cricket, golf, or baseball so that it does not go straight, but moves to one side
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