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I go through periods where I don't shop at all, and then I go crazy and buy everything in sight. I never know what to wear, and I'm at my worst before an audition. I pull everything out of the closet, throw it on my bed. I'll get entirely dressed and then take it all off again until I'm in a kind of frenzy.
Brooke Adams

Meaning of "pull" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PULL

Old English pullian; related to Icelandic pūla to beat.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PULL

pull  [pʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PULL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pull is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb pull in English.

WHAT DOES PULL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pull

A pull is a force that acts in the direction of the origin of the force. Pull may also refer to: ▪ Muscle pull, a strain injury ▪ Drawer pull ▪ Pull, impression from a handstamp or die ▪ Pull technology, a method of content delivery...

Definition of pull in the English dictionary

The first definition of pull in the dictionary is to exert force on so as to draw it towards the source of the force. Other definition of pull is to exert force on so as to remove; extract. Pull is also to strip of feathers, hair, etc; pluck.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PULL

PRESENT

Present
I pull
you pull
he/she/it pulls
we pull
you pull
they pull
Present continuous
I am pulling
you are pulling
he/she/it is pulling
we are pulling
you are pulling
they are pulling
Present perfect
I have pulled
you have pulled
he/she/it has pulled
we have pulled
you have pulled
they have pulled
Present perfect continuous
I have been pulling
you have been pulling
he/she/it has been pulling
we have been pulling
you have been pulling
they have been pulling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I pulled
you pulled
he/she/it pulled
we pulled
you pulled
they pulled
Past continuous
I was pulling
you were pulling
he/she/it was pulling
we were pulling
you were pulling
they were pulling
Past perfect
I had pulled
you had pulled
he/she/it had pulled
we had pulled
you had pulled
they had pulled
Past perfect continuous
I had been pulling
you had been pulling
he/she/it had been pulling
we had been pulling
you had been pulling
they had been pulling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will pull
you will pull
he/she/it will pull
we will pull
you will pull
they will pull
Future continuous
I will be pulling
you will be pulling
he/she/it will be pulling
we will be pulling
you will be pulling
they will be pulling
Future perfect
I will have pulled
you will have pulled
he/she/it will have pulled
we will have pulled
you will have pulled
they will have pulled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been pulling
you will have been pulling
he/she/it will have been pulling
we will have been pulling
you will have been pulling
they will have been pulling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would pull
you would pull
he/she/it would pull
we would pull
you would pull
they would pull
Conditional continuous
I would be pulling
you would be pulling
he/she/it would be pulling
we would be pulling
you would be pulling
they would be pulling
Conditional perfect
I would have pull
you would have pull
he/she/it would have pull
we would have pull
you would have pull
they would have pull
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been pulling
you would have been pulling
he/she/it would have been pulling
we would have been pulling
you would have been pulling
they would have been pulling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you pull
we let´s pull
you pull
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to pull
Past participle
pulled
Present Participle
pulling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PULL

pulka
pull a fast one
pull a fastie
pull about
pull apart
pull back
pull cord
pull down
pull in
pull off
pull on
pull one´s punches
pull one´s socks up
pull one´s weight
pull oneself together
pull out
pull out all the stops
pull over
pull rank
pull someone´s leg

WORDS THAT END LIKE PULL

bull
chock-full
cull
dull
full
gull
half-full
hull
in full
lull
mull
null
push-pull
ring-pull
seagull
skull
Solihull
the Bull
to the full
Tull

Synonyms and antonyms of pull in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PULL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pull» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pull

Translation of «pull» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PULL

Find out the translation of pull to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pull from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pull» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tirar
570 millions of speakers

English

pull
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खींचें
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَجْذِب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тянуть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

puxar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tirer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tarik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ziehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

引く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...을 잡아당기다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Narik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kéo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இழுக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खेचणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tirare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pociągnąć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тягти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a trage
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τραβώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

trek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trekke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pull

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PULL»

The term «pull» is very widely used and occupies the 4.151 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PULL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pull

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10 QUOTES WITH «PULL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pull.
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Brooke Adams
I go through periods where I don't shop at all, and then I go crazy and buy everything in sight. I never know what to wear, and I'm at my worst before an audition. I pull everything out of the closet, throw it on my bed. I'll get entirely dressed and then take it all off again until I'm in a kind of frenzy.
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Roger Avary
When you're a writer, you pull your life into your work. My first love is cinema. That's where I want to be judged.
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Jennifer Beals
I'm just talking specifically of women's friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.
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Bruce Boxleitner
A show needs time to find an audience, and they're very quick to pull them off the air now.
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Andre Braugher
I'm not a good enough singer to pull off the effect.
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Gerard Butler
I knew I'd just done one of the most amazing things that I will ever get a chance to do. Just to be part of a musical that's not your background and to pull it off and to think that we've done something that's really special.
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Gary Calamar
I definitely love record stores. And worked in many over the years. Having said that, it's not necessarily that I love vinyl per se. I mean, I'm happy to use CDs and MP3s: to me, it's the music that's top priority. I do have a good collection of vinyl, but I rarely actually pull it out.
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Kenny Chesney
Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl.
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Leon Day
I was in Cuba in the winter of 1937. I was playing in Cuba, and I'm in the shower, and I slipped and caught myself with my right arm. I felt something pull right then. Then, in '38, when I came back, my arm was messed up.
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Christopher deCharms
We all know that as we form thoughts, they form deep channels in our minds and in our brains. Chronic pain is an example. If you burn yourself, you pull your hand away. But if you're still in pain in six months' or six years' time, it's because these circuits are producing pain that's no longer helping you.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PULL»

Discover the use of pull in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pull and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pull: The Power of the Semantic Web to Transform Your Business
This book claimed that through a piece of software called a "browser", which accesses "web sites", the world economy and our daily lives would change forever. Would you have believed even 10 percent of that book?
David Siegel, 2009
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And Everyone Shouted, "Pull!": A First Look at Forces and Motion
Introduces concepts of force and motion as the animals of Oak Farm help to bring goods to market.
Claire Llewellyn, 2004
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7 Weeks to 50 Pull-Ups: Strengthen and Sculpt Your Arms, ...
Offers a program to increase strength, muscle tone, and overall fitness in seven weeks.
Brett Stewart, 2011
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Pull: Networking and Success since Benjamin Franklin
From new perspectives on entrepreneurial achievement to the role of affirmative action and the operation of modern corporate personnel systems, "Pull" shows that business is a profoundly social process, and that no one can succeed alone.
Pamela Walker LAIRD, 2009
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Creating Level Pull: A Lean Production-system Improvement ...
This is a new step towards 'system kaizen that is not yet well understood outside of Toyota.The lean efforts at most companies focus on "point kaizen" (e.g., reducing set up times, implementing 5S, etc.) that improves a small portion of the ...
Art Smalley, 2004
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The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set ...
In this revolutionary book, three doyens of the Internet age, whose path-breaking work has made headlines around the world, reveal the adjustments we must make if we take these changes seriously.
John Hagel, John Hagel, III, John Seely Brown, 2010
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Push and Pull
Simple text and photographs illustrate things that push and pull.
Lola M. Schaefer, Gail Saunders-Smith, 2001
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Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behaviour
Discover the answers in Sway. We all believe we are rational beings, yet the truth is that we're much more prone to irrational behaviour than we realise or like to admit. In this compelling book, Ori and Rom Brafman reveal why.
Ori Brafman, Rom Brafman, 2010
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Push Me, Pull You: Imaginative, Emotional, Physical, and ...
These essays trace the impetus towards interactivity from the points of view of their creators and those who used them.Contributors include: Mickey Abel, Alfred Acres, Kathleen Ashley, Viola Belghaus, Sarah Blick, Erika Boeckeler, Robert L ...
Sarah Blick, Laura Deborah Gelfand, 2011
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The Pull of the Earth: Participatory Ethnography in the ...
A literary ethnography of how a garden at an underserved school changed the educational environment.
Laurie Thorp, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PULL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pull is used in the context of the following news items.
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Traffic stops: what should you do when police pull you over?
Bland was pulled over by trooper Brian Encinia for failing to signal. Their interaction, some of which is captured on a dashcam, took a turn when the officer asks ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
2
TV Land Pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' Episodes Amid Confederate Flag …
TV Land has pulled reruns of Dukes of Hazzard in light of the recent uproar over the Confederate flag, which is emblazoned on the roof of the show's iconic ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
3
Pull Back the Curtains and Admire Your Windows Made in America
Pull Back the Curtains and Admire Your Windows Made in America. More. Find out the secret to Pella's windows success that has lasted 90 years. 1:37 | 06/17/ ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
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The Rock Helps a 2-Year-Old Pull a Plane 'All by Herself'
"When beautiful little 2yr old Kai visits our set and she wants to "pull the airplane" all by herself. Well, she gets to pull the airplane... all by herself," he wrote on ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
5
Time to pull your kids out of public school?
My high school colors were green and white. At graduation the boys wore green robes and the girls wore white. No one considered the girls inferior because of ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
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The Rock Makes Little Girl Think She Can Pull a Plane While He …
The Furious 7 actor shared an adorable video of a little girl pulling an airplane by a rope on Thursday, June 11. PHOTOS: Shirtless hunks. "When beautiful little ... «Us Magazine, Jun 15»
7
Anxious Greeks pull money from banks amid fears of capital controls
Two weeks after Greece's leftwing Syriza party won power at a general election in January, Panayotis Fotiades pulled his deposits from an Athens bank. «Financial Times, Jun 15»
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No more pulling chain to stop train
BAREILLY: "To stop train pull chain" notice inside railway coaches is soon set to become history. The railway ministry has decided to do away with these chains. «Times of India, Jun 15»
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This man did 5801 pull-ups in 24 hours to contend for a world record
In high school, John Bocek said he could barely do one pull-up. He later attended Virginia Military Institute, where pull-ups became his “thing.” Now, Bocek, 34 ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Tech Firms Pull Talent Away From Ad Agencies
When Sean Burpee went to advertising school at VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, Va., his initial plan was to come back to his career in the ad agency business ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»

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