Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pull

7 senses of pull

Sense 1
pull, pulling -- (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")
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

Sense 2
pull -- (the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current")
       => force -- ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration")

Sense 3
pull, clout -- (special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull")
       => advantage, vantage -- (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me")

Sense 4
pull -- (a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer")
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 5
wrench, twist, pull -- (a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull")
       => injury, hurt, harm, trauma -- (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.)

Sense 6
puff, drag, pull -- (a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly")
       => inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in -- (the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing)

Sense 7
pull -- (a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it")
       => effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat -- (use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion")

Antonyms of verb pull

1 of 17 senses of pull

Sense 1
pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")
       Antonym of push (Sense 1)
      => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pull

17 senses of pull

Sense 1
pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")
          Phrasal Verb-> pull down#1; pull off#1; pull up#4; pull out#3; pull along#1; pull in#1; pull back#3

Sense 2
attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in -- (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")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 3
pull -- (move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right")
       => drive -- (move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner")

Sense 4
pull -- (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")
       => force -- (do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!")

Sense 5
perpetrate, commit, pull -- (perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 6
draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out -- (bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 7
pull -- (steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over")
       => drive -- (cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage")

Sense 8
pull, overstretch -- (strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Sense 9
pull, draw -- (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")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 10
pull -- (operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars")
       => row -- (propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake")

Sense 11
pull -- (rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse")
       => rein, rein in -- (stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office")

Sense 12
rend, rip, rive, pull -- (tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips")
       => tear, rupture, snap, bust -- (separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper")

Sense 13
pull -- (hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 14
pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume -- (strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon")
       => strip -- (remove the surface from; "strip wood")

Sense 15
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out -- (remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 16
pull, root for -- (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?")
       => side -- (take sides for or against; "Who are you widing with?"; "I"m siding against the current candidate")

Sense 17
pull -- (take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

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