Pulling a car from the mud with a rope (1)



  • To apply a force to (an object) so that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force.
  • To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward oneself; to pluck.
  • To attract or net; to pull in.
  • To persuade (someone) to have sex with one.
  • To remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability.
  • To retrieve or generate for use.
  • To obtain (a permit) from a regulatory authority.
  • To do or perform.
  • To copy or emulate the actions or behaviour that is associated with the person or thing mentioned.
  • To toss a frisbee with the intention of launching the disc across the length of a field.
  • To row.
  • To achieve by rowing on a rowing machine.
  • To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
  • To strain (a muscle, tendon, ligament, etc.).
  • To draw (a hostile non-player character) into combat, or toward or away from some location or target.
  • To score a certain number of points in a sport.
  • To hold back, and so prevent from winning.
  • To take or make (a proof or impression); so called because hand presses were worked by pulling a lever.
  • To strike the ball in a particular manner. (See noun sense.)
  • To draw beer from a pump, keg, or other source.
  • To pull out from a yard or station; to leave.
  • To pluck or pick (flowers, fruit etc.).


  • An act of pulling
  • An attractive force which causes motion towards the source
  • An advantage over somebody; means of influencing.
  • Any device meant to be pulled, as a lever, knob, handle, or rope
  • Something in one's favour in a comparison or a contest.
  • Appeal or attraction (e.g. of a movie star)
  • The situation where a client sends out a request for data from a server, as in server pull, pull technology
  • A journey made by rowing
  • A contest; a struggle.
  • Loss or violence suffered.
  • The act of drinking; a mouthful or swig of a drink.
  • A type of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the on side; a pull shot.
  • A mishit shot which travels in a straight line and (for a right-handed player) left of the intended path.
  • A single impression from a handpress.
  • A proof sheet.


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  • Verb from Middle English pullen, from Old English pullian. Related to West Frisian pûlje, Middle Dutch pullen, Middle Dutch polen, Low German pulen, Icelandic púla.
  • Noun from Middle English pul, pull, pulle, from the verb pullen.

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