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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pull /ˈpʊl ||ˈpʌl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pull /ˈpʊl/ 及物動詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pull, 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. [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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         last quarter"
      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,
           rip, rive]
      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