Definition of PULLING

noun : PULLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : PULLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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 knees towards your chin" ;

  • 7. (

    ) steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over" ;

  • 8. (

    ) strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars" ;

  • 11. (

    ) rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse" ;

  • 12. (

    ) tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" ;

  • 13. (

    ) hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball" ;

  • 16. (

    ) 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?" ;

  • 17. (

    ) take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf" ;

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