- To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
- To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
- To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to
pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
- To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one;
as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
- To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the
favorite was pulled.
- To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses
being worked by pulling a lever.
- To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n.,
- To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or
hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
- The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move
something by drawing toward one.
- A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
- A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
- A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled;
as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
- The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
- The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the
- Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an
advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the
- A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side,
or an off ball to the side.