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Pull vs. Pullup

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Pullinterjection

(sports) Command used by a target shooter to request that the target be released/launched.

Pullupnoun

An exercise done for strengthening the arms and upper body, in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar.

Pullnoun

An act of pulling (applying force)

‘He gave the hair a sharp pull and it came out.’;

Pullupnoun

(electronics) A pullup resistor.

Pullnoun

An attractive force which causes motion towards the source

‘The spaceship came under the pull of the gas giant.’; ‘iron fillings drawn by the pull of a magnet’; ‘She took a pull on her cigarette.’;

Pullnoun

Any device meant to be pulled, as a lever, knob, handle, or rope

‘a zipper pull’;

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Pullnoun

Something in one's favour in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing.

‘In weights the favourite had the pull.’;

Pullnoun

Appeal or attraction (as of a movie star)

Pullnoun

The situation where a client sends out a request for data from a server, as in server pull, pull technology

Pullnoun

A journey made by rowing

Pullnoun

(dated) A contest; a struggle.

‘a wrestling pull’;

Pullnoun

Loss or violence suffered.

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Pullnoun

(slang) The act of drinking.

‘to take a pull at a mug of beer’;

Pullnoun

(cricket) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.

Pullnoun

(golf) A mishit shot which travels in a straight line and (for a right-handed player) left of the intended path.

Pullverb

To apply a force to (an object) so that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force.

‘When I give the signal, pull the rope.’; ‘You're going to have to pull harder to get that cork out of the bottle.’;

Pullverb

To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward oneself; to pluck.

‘to pull fruit from a tree; to pull flax; to pull a finch’;

Pullverb

To attract or net; to pull in.

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Pullverb

To draw apart; to tear; to rend.

Pullverb

To persuade (someone) to have sex with one.

‘I pulled at the club last night.’; ‘He's pulled that bird over there.’;

Pullverb

(transitive) To remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability.

‘Each day, they pulled the old bread and set out fresh loaves.’;

Pullverb

To do or perform.

‘He regularly pulls 12-hour days, sometimes 14.’; ‘You'll be sent home if you pull another stunt like that.’;

Pullverb

(transitive) To retrieve or generate for use.

‘I'll have to pull a part number for that.’;

Pullverb

To toss a frisbee with the intention of launching the disc across the length of a field.

Pullverb

(intransitive) To row.

Pullverb

(transitive) To strain (a muscle, tendon, ligament, etc.).

Pullverb

To draw (a hostile non-player character) into combat, or toward or away from some location or target.

Pullverb

To score a certain amount of points in a sport.

Pullverb

(horse-racing) To hold back, and so prevent from winning.

‘The favourite was pulled.’;

Pullverb

To take or make (a proof or impression); so called because hand presses were worked by pulling a lever.

Pullverb

To strike the ball in a particular manner. (See noun sense.)

Pullverb

(UK) To draw beer from a pump, keg, or other source.

‘Let's stop at Finnigan's. The barman pulls a good pint.’;

Pullverb

To pull out from a yard or station; to leave.

Pullverb

To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.

‘Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows.’; ‘He put forth his hand . . . and pulled her in.’;

Pullverb

To draw apart; to tear; to rend.

‘He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate.’;

Pullverb

To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.

Pullverb

To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.

Pullverb

To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.

Pullverb

To take or make, as a proof or impression; - hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.

Pullverb

To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.

‘Never pull a straight fast ball to leg.’;

Pullverb

To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.

Pullnoun

The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.

‘I awakened with a violent pull upon the ring which was fastened at the top of my box.’;

Pullnoun

A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.

Pullnoun

A pluck; loss or violence suffered.

‘Two pulls at once;His lady banished, and a limb lopped off.’;

Pullnoun

A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.

Pullnoun

The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.

Pullnoun

The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.

Pullnoun

Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.

Pullnoun

A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.

‘The pull is not a legitimate stroke, but bad cricket.’;

Pullnoun

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’;

Pullnoun

the force used in pulling;

‘the pull of the moon’; ‘the pull of the current’;

Pullnoun

special advantage or influence;

‘the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull’;

Pullnoun

a device used for pulling something;

‘he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer’;

Pullnoun

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments;

‘the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell’; ‘he was sidelined with a hamstring pull’;

Pullnoun

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’;

Pullnoun

a sustained effort;

‘it was a long pull but we made it’;

Pullverb

cause to move along the ground by pulling;

‘draw a wagon’; ‘pull a sled’;

Pullverb

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’;

Pullverb

move into a certain direction;

‘the car pulls to the right’;

Pullverb

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 kneees towards your chin’;

Pullverb

perform an act, usually with a negative connotation;

‘perpetrate a crime’; ‘pull a bank robbery’;

Pullverb

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’;

Pullverb

steer into a certain direction;

‘pull one's horse to a stand’; ‘Pull the car over’;

Pullverb

strain abnormally;

‘I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up’; ‘The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition’;

Pullverb

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’;

Pullverb

operate when rowing a boat;

‘pull the oars’;

Pullverb

rein in to keep from winning a race;

‘pull a horse’;

Pullverb

tear or be torn violently;

‘The curtain ripped from top to bottom’; ‘pull the cooked chicken into strips’;

Pullverb

hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing;

‘pull the ball’;

Pullverb

strip of feathers;

‘pull a chicken’; ‘pluck the capon’;

Pullverb

draw or pull out, 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’;

Pullverb

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?’;

Pullverb

take away;

‘pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf’;

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