1 act of pulling
gentle, slight

the earth's gravitational pull

magnetic (figurative)

The magnetic pull of the city was hard to resist.


It is hard to deny the emotional pull of this music.

give sth

I gave the door a sharp pull.


The Moon exerts a gravitational pull on the Earth, creating tides.

feel (figurative)

She felt the pull of her homeland.

pull at

A gentle pull at her sleeve got her attention.

pull on

He felt a strong pull on the rope.

2 on a cigarette/drink

She took a long pull on her cigarette and sighed.

pull at

a pull at his flask

pull on
gently, hard

He got hold of the rope and pulled hard.

quickly, slowly
apart, off, on, out, over

She pulled off her boots.

He pulled his sweater on.

along, away, back

She took his arm and pulled him along.

The dog snapped at her and she pulled back her hand.

try to

He tried to pull away.

manage to

He pulled at her coat sleeve.


She pulled on the lever.


She pulled him gently towards/toward her.

pull (yourself) free

John finally managed to pull himself free.

pull yourself to your feet
Pull is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑gravity, ↑hand, ↑horse
Pull is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ad, ↑barge, ↑beard, ↑car, ↑caravan, ↑carriage, ↑cart, ↑chain, ↑cloak, ↑comb, ↑cord, ↑crowd, ↑curtain, ↑drape, ↑duty, ↑duvet, ↑face, ↑file, ↑gun, ↑handle, ↑knee, ↑knife, ↑lever, ↑ligament, ↑manoeuvre, ↑move, ↑muscle, ↑noose, ↑pint, ↑pistol, ↑plough, ↑plug, ↑punch, ↑rope, ↑sack, ↑scarf, ↑shade, ↑shawl, ↑sled, ↑sledge, ↑stunt, ↑suitcase, ↑switch, ↑tendon, ↑thread, ↑trailer, ↑trick, ↑trigger, ↑truck, ↑U-turn, ↑viewer, ↑wagon, ↑zip

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