pull /ˈpʊl ||ˈpʌl/
pull /ˈpʊl/ 及物動詞
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. [Poetic]
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. [Colloq.]
6. The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug. [Slang]
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. [Slang]
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.
Pull v. i. 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.
Pull v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pulled p. pr. & vb. n. Pulling.]
1. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
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. “ Both are equally pulled and hauled to do that which they are unable to do. ” --South.
To pull down, to demolish; to destroy; to degrade; as, to pull down a house. “ In political affairs, as well as mechanical, it is easier to pull down than build up.” --Howell. “ To raise the wretched, and pull down the proud.” --Roscommon.
To pull a finch. See under Finch.
To pull off, take or draw off.
n 1: 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" [syn:
2: the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull
of the current"
3: special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a
lot of pull" [syn: clout]
4: a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull
and opened the drawer"
5: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his
knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a
hamstring pull" [syn: wrench, twist]
6: 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" [syn: puff, drag]
7: a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
v 1: cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon";
"pull a sled" [syn: draw, force] [ant: push]
2: 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" [syn: attract, pull in, draw, draw
in] [ant: repel]
3: move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
4: apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the
motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you";
"pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun";
"pull your kneees towards your chin"
5: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation;
"perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery" [syn: perpetrate,
6: 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" [syn: draw, pull out, get
out, take out]
7: steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a
stand"; "Pull the car over"
8: strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I
jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the
competition" [syn: overstretch]
9: 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
10: operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
11: rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
12: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to
bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn: rend,
13: hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying
through the swing; "pull the ball"
14: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn:
pluck, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume]
15: draw or pull out, 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" [syn: extract, pull out, pull up, take
out, draw out]
16: 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?" [syn: side, root]
17: take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket