Textual thesaurus for "pull"

(noun) pulling

the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

the pull up the hill had him breathing harder; his strenuous pulling strained his back

(noun) drag, puff

a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

he took a puff on his pipe; he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly

(noun) clout

special advantage or influence

the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull

(noun) wrench, twist

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell; he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

(verb) overstretch

strain abnormally

I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up; The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition

(verb) root for

take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for

We all rooted for the home team; I'm pulling for the underdog; Are you siding with the defender of the title?

(verb) extract, pull out, pull up, draw out, take out

remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

pull weeds; extract a bad tooth; take out a splinter; extract information from the telegram

(verb) tear, deplumate, deplume, displume, pluck

strip of feathers

pull a chicken; pluck the capon

(verb) force, draw

cause to move by pulling

draw a wagon; pull a sled

(verb) draw, draw in, pull in, attract

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Her good looks attract the stares of many men; The ad pulled in many potential customers; This pianist pulls huge crowds; The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

(verb) rend, rip, rive

tear or be torn violently

The curtain ripped from top to bottom; pull the cooked chicken into strips

(verb) pull out, take out, get out, draw

bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

draw a weapon; pull out a gun; The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

(verb) draw

cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter

(verb) commit, perpetrate

perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

perpetrate a crime; pull a bank robbery