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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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A CLERGYMAN from Wirral is pulling strings in a children's hit TV show.
Banks's travels were over by the time he founded the African Association, but he's here on every page: pulling strings and battling gout, a George Smiley figure orchestrating the opening moves of the Great Game.
Managers don't always control things when an agent is pulling strings behind his back.
Pic opens in 1972, when the crippled Fara was trying to keep up with his friends and his influential father was pulling strings to get him medical help.
Without the wit of Alan Clark but with even greater snobbery, Wyatt comes across as the shallowest of men who judges entirely by appearances and social rank and who has no shame about relentlessly pulling strings to get his daughter into Oxford.
The Patriots] are viewing the giant global corporations as the subverters of national sovereignty and the increasing subverters of individual liberties--controlling the media, stifling dissent, and pulling strings that affect security in the workplace," says Nader.
With so much experience pulling strings, his subtlety is not surprising.
As a final part of their experiment, the scientists reintroduced the 'string-bees' back with regular colonies where they are hoping the knowledge that pulling strings will yield food could be propagated.
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