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Pull vs. Rip

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Pullinterjection

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

Ripnoun

A tear (in paper, etc.).

Pullnoun

An act of pulling (applying force)

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

Ripnoun

A type of tide or current.

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.’;

Ripnoun

(Australia) A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves.

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Pullnoun

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

‘a zipper pull’;

Ripnoun

(slang) A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.

Pullnoun

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

‘In weights the favourite had the pull.’;

Ripnoun

(slang) A hit (dose) of marijuana.

Pullnoun

Appeal or attraction (as of a movie star)

Ripnoun

A black mark given for substandard schoolwork.

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Pullnoun

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

Ripnoun

(slang) Something unfairly expensive, a rip-off.

Pullnoun

A journey made by rowing

Ripnoun

A wicker basket for fish.

Pullnoun

(dated) A contest; a struggle.

‘a wrestling pull’;

Ripnoun

A worthless horse; a nag.

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Pullnoun

Loss or violence suffered.

Ripnoun

An immoral man; a rake, a scoundrel.

Pullnoun

(slang) The act of drinking.

‘to take a pull at a mug of beer’;

Ripverb

(transitive) To divide or separate the parts of (especially something flimsy such as paper or fabric), by cutting or tearing; to tear off or out by violence.

‘to rip a garment; to rip up a floor’;

Pullnoun

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

Ripverb

(intransitive) To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.

‘My shirt ripped when it was caught on a bramble.’;

Pullnoun

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

Ripverb

(transitive) To get by, or as if by, cutting or tearing.

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.’;

Ripverb

To move quickly and destructively.

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’;

Ripverb

(woodworking) To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.

Pullverb

To attract or net; to pull in.

Ripverb

To copy data from CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.

Pullverb

To draw apart; to tear; to rend.

Ripverb

To take a "hit" of marijuana.

Pullverb

To persuade (someone) to have sex with one.

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

Ripverb

(slang) To fart.

Pullverb

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

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

Ripverb

To mock or criticize (someone or something). (often used with on)

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.’;

Ripverb

To steal; to rip off.

Pullverb

(transitive) To retrieve or generate for use.

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

Ripverb

To move or act fast, to rush headlong.

Pullverb

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

Ripverb

(archaic) To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; usually with up.

Pullverb

(intransitive) To row.

Ripverb

To surf extremely well.

Pullverb

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

Ripnoun

A wicker fish basket.

Pullverb

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

Ripnoun

A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.

Pullverb

To score a certain amount of points in a sport.

Ripnoun

A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse.

Pullverb

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

‘The favourite was pulled.’;

Ripnoun

A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.

Pullverb

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

Ripverb

To divide or separate the parts of, by cutting or tearing; to tear or cut open or off; to tear off or out by violence; as, to rip a garment by cutting the stitches; to rip off the skin of a beast; to rip up a floor; - commonly used with up, open, off.

Pullverb

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

Ripverb

To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.

‘He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.’;

Pullverb

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

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

Ripverb

To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; - usually with up.

‘They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion.’; ‘For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise nor comely.’;

Pullverb

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

Ripverb

To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.

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.’;

Ripnoun

a dissolute man in fashionable society

Pullverb

To draw apart; to tear; to rend.

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

Ripnoun

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;

‘there was a rip in his pants’; ‘she had snags in her stockings’;

Pullverb

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

Ripnoun

a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

Pullverb

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

Ripnoun

the act of rending or ripping or splitting something;

‘he gave the envelope a vigorous rip’;

Pullverb

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

Ripverb

tear or be torn violently;

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

Pullverb

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

Ripverb

move precipitously or violently;

‘The tornado ripped along the coast’;

Pullverb

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

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

Ripverb

cut (wood) along the grain

Pullverb

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

Ripverb

criticize or abuse strongly and violently;

‘The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly’;

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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