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1. pull

verb. ['ˈpʊl'] cause to move by pulling.

Synonyms

  • winch
  • displace
  • drag
  • force
  • pull in
  • pull off
  • tweak
  • adduct
  • move
  • pluck
  • draw in
  • twitch
  • pick
  • yank
  • tug
  • jerk
  • haul
  • pull back
  • attract
  • cart
  • stretch
  • pick off
  • plunk
  • abduct
  • hale

Antonyms

  • push
  • repel
  • abduct
  • stay

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Pull

  • wool
  • schull
  • schul
  • ruehl
  • kuehl
  • full
  • bull

How do you pronounce pull?

Pronounce pull as pʊl.

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Example sentences of the word pull


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Hold one hand beneath the housing while you pull it away from the engine.

2. Verb, base form
This means to pull the wax cloth away from the direction of the hair growth.

3. Adjective
Manufacturers and wholesalers use a variety of pull tactics to induce interest from consumers.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Companies sometimes turn to sales promotions as pull through offers to motivate more immediate buyer interest.

Quotes containing the word pull


1. My sense of humor is a turkey, and I pull it out of the oven and baste it in reality.
- Tracy Morgan

2. With reporting, if you work hard, you can usually pull something out. But writing humor doesn't respond to working hard, necessarily. I mean, you could just sit there and look at the page all day and maybe something will come.
- Ian Frazier

3. The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
- Norman Cousins

2. pull

verb. ['ˈpʊl'] direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.

Synonyms

  • draw in
  • draw
  • pull in
  • bring
  • curl up
  • tug
  • catch
  • curl
  • get
  • arrest
  • retract
  • attract

Antonyms

  • rest
  • buy
  • undercharge
  • spread

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. pull

verb. ['ˈpʊl'] move into a certain direction.

Synonyms

  • drive

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • diverge

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. pull

noun. ['ˈpʊl'] the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you.

Synonyms

  • pluck
  • haul
  • haulage
  • excision
  • actuation
  • draw
  • deracination
  • traction
  • propulsion
  • tug
  • pulling
  • extirpation
  • jerk
  • draft
  • draught
  • drawing

Antonyms

  • invest
  • deposit
  • disarrange
  • obviate

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. pull

verb. ['ˈpʊl'] apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion.

Synonyms

  • force
  • pull back
  • draw close
  • hitch up
  • pluck at
  • draw back
  • twist
  • wrench
  • draw
  • gather
  • pick at
  • pull at
  • retract
  • attract

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • shorten
  • inelasticity
  • shrink

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. pull

noun. ['ˈpʊl'] the force used in pulling.

Antonyms

  • decompress

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. pull

verb. ['ˈpʊl'] perform an act, usually with a negative connotation.

Synonyms

  • act
  • recommit
  • perpetrate
  • commit
  • move

Antonyms

  • pack
  • include
  • sell
  • log in

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. pull

verb. ['ˈpʊl'] bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover.

Synonyms

  • take out
  • draw
  • remove
  • pull out
  • extract
  • pull up
  • draw out
  • withdraw
  • unsheathe
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • demobilization
  • lower
  • disentangle
  • unsnarl

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. pull

noun. ['ˈpʊl'] a device used for pulling something.

Synonyms

  • device
  • bellpull

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • civilian
  • attract

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. pull

noun. ['ˈpʊl'] special advantage or influence.

Synonyms

  • vantage
  • clout

Antonyms

  • centripetal force
  • repulsion
  • attraction

Etymology

  • pullen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pullian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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