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puff

pull it off

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pull out (of): withdraw

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pull out (of): leave

pull someone in

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pull someone up

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pull something apart or to pieces: dismantle

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pull something in: attract

pull something off: remove

pull something out

pull through

pull up

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pull yourself together

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Synonyms for pull

to exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force

to remove from a fixed position

to direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action

pull back: to move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

pull down: to pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible

pull down: to receive, as wages, for one's labor

pull in: to come to a particular place

pull off: to begin and carry through to completion

pull off: to be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime)

pull on: to put (an article of clothing) on one's person

pull on: to take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid)

pull out: to move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

pull through: to exist in spite of adversity

the act of drawing or pulling a load

an inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette

an act of drinking or the amount swallowed

the power to produce an effect by indirect means

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the force used in pulling

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special advantage or influence

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a device used for pulling something

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

a sustained effort

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

move into a certain direction

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apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

steer into a certain direction

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strain abnormally

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cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

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operate when rowing a boat

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rein in to keep from winning a race

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tear or be torn violently

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

strip of feathers

take sides with

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