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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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pulled a. Plucked; pilled; moulting. A pulled hen.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : drawn toward the source of the force; "this exercise must be
            done with the arms pulled back"