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Another word for pull

Verb
  1. To exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force

  2. See also:

    push

  3. To remove from a fixed position

  4. See also:

    put in

  5. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action

  6. See also:

    like

Another word for pull

Noun
  1. The act of drawing or pulling a load

  2. See also:

    push

  3. An inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette

  4. See also:

    breath

  5. An act of drinking or the amount swallowed

  6. See also:

    mouth

  7. The power to produce an effect by indirect means

  8. See also:

    affect

Idioms:

    pull back

  1. To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

  2. pull down

  3. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible

  4. pull down

  5. To receive, as wages, for one's labor

  6. pull in

  7. To come to a particular place

  8. pull off

  9. To begin and carry through to completion

  10. pull off

  11. To be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime)

  12. pull on

  13. To put (an article of clothing) on one's person

  14. pull on

  15. To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid)

  16. pull out

  17. To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

  18. pull through

  19. To exist in spite of adversity

Another word for pull

Noun
  1. Exerted force

  2. See also:

    strength

  3. *Influence

  4. See also:

    influence

Another word for pull

Verb
  1. To exert force so as to move

  2. See also:

    draw

  3. To remove by pulling

  4. See also:

    remove

    draw

  5. To incline

  6. See also:

    lean

Synonym Study

  • Tow implies pulling by means of a rope or cable to tow a stalled automobile
  • Haul implies sustained effort in transporting something heavy, often mechanically to haul furniture in a truck
  • Tug suggests strenuous, often intermittent effort in pulling but does not necessarily connote success in moving the object I tugged at the rope to no avail
  • Drag implies the slow pulling of something heavy, connoting great resistance in the thing pulled she dragged the desk across the floor
  • Draw suggests a smoother, more even motion than pull he drew his sword from its scabbard
  • Pull is the broad, general term of this list, meaning to exert force so as to cause to move toward or after the source of the force