Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) pull, 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"
- S: (n) pull (the force used in pulling) "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
- S: (n) pull, clout (special advantage or influence) "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
- S: (n) pull (a device used for pulling something) "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
- S: (n) wrench, twist, pull (a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments) "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
- S: (n) puff, drag, pull (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"
- S: (n) pull (a sustained effort) "it was a long pull but we made it"
- S: (v) pull, draw (cause to move by pulling) "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
- S: (v) attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in (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"
- S: (v) pull (move into a certain direction) "the car pulls to the right"
- S: (v) pull (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 knees towards your chin"
- S: (v) perpetrate, commit, pull (perform an act, usually with a negative connotation) "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
- S: (v) draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out (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"
- S: (v) pull (steer into a certain direction) "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
- S: (v) pull, overstretch (strain abnormally) "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
- S: (v) pull, 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"
- S: (v) pull (operate when rowing a boat) "pull the oars"
- S: (v) pull (rein in to keep from winning a race) "pull a horse"
- S: (v) rend, rip, rive, pull (tear or be torn violently) "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
- S: (v) pull (hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing) "pull the ball"
- S: (v) pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume (strip of feathers) "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
- S: (v) extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear 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"
- S: (v) pull, 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?"
- S: (v) pull (take away) "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"