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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pull  \Pull\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pulled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pulling}.]  [AS.  pullian;  cf  LG  pulen,  and  Gael.  peall, 
  piol,  spiol.] 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pulling 
  n  :  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: 
  {pull}] 




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