Synonyms of pull


1. pull, pulling, propulsion, actuation

usage: 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"

2. pull, force

usage: the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"

3. pull, clout, advantage, vantage

usage: special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"

4. pull, device

usage: a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"

5. wrench, twist, pull, injury, hurt, harm, trauma

usage: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

6. puff, drag, pull, inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in

usage: 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"

7. pull, effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat

usage: a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"


1. pull, draw, force, move, displace

usage: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"

2. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in, pull, draw, force

usage: 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"

3. pull, drive

usage: move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"

4. pull, force

usage: 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"

5. perpetrate, commit, pull, act, move

usage: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

6. draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: 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"

7. pull, drive

usage: steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"

8. pull, overstretch, injure, wound

usage: strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"

9. pull, draw, move, displace

usage: 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. pull, row

usage: operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"

11. pull, rein, rein in

usage: rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"

12. rend, rip, rive, pull, tear, rupture, snap, bust

usage: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

13. pull, hit

usage: hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"

14. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume, strip

usage: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

15. extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: 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"

16. pull, root for, side

usage: 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?"

17. pull, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

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Definition and meaning of pull (Dictionary)