Pull

Pull

, n. 1. The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
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I awakened with a violent pull upon the ring which was fastened at the top of my box.
Swift.
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2. A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull. Carew.
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3. A pluck; loss or violence suffered. [Poetic]
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Two pulls at once;
His lady banished, and a limb lopped off.
Shak.
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4. A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
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5. The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river. [Colloq.]
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6. The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug. [Slang] Dickens.
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7. Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull. [Slang]
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8. (Cricket) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
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The pull is not a legitimate stroke, but bad cricket.
R. A. Proctor.
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