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 for pull
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pull \Pull\, v. i.
     To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or
     hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
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     To pull apart, to become separated by pulling; as, a rope
        will pull apart.
  
     To pull up, to draw the reins; to stop; to halt.
  
     To pull through, to come successfully to the end of a
        difficult undertaking, a dangerous sickness, or the like.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pull \Pull\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pulled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pulling.] [AS. pullian; cf. LG. pulen, and Gael. peall,
     piol, spiol.]
     1. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
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              Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows.  --Shak.
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              He put forth his hand . . . and pulled her in.
                                                    --Gen. viii.
                                                    9.
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     2. To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
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              He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in
              pieces; he hath made me desolate.     --Lam. iii.
                                                    11.
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     3. To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to
        pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
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     4. To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one;
        as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
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     5. (Horse Racing) To hold back, and so prevent from winning;
        as, the favorite was pulled.
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     6. (Print.) To take or make, as a proof or impression; --
        hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
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     7. (Cricket) To strike the ball in a particular manner. See
        Pull, n., 8.
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              Never pull a straight fast ball to leg. --R. H.
                                                    Lyttelton.
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     To pull and haul, to draw hither and thither. " Both are
        equally pulled and hauled to do that which they are unable
        to do. " --South.
  
     To pull down, to demolish; to destroy; to degrade; as, to
        pull down a house. " In political affairs, as well as
        mechanical, it is easier to pull down than build up."
        --Howell. " To raise the wretched, and pull down the
        proud." --Roscommon.
  
     To pull a finch. See under Finch.
  
     To pull off, take or draw off.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pull
      n 1: 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" [syn:
           pull, pulling]
      2: the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull
         of the current"
      3: special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a
         lot of pull" [syn: pull, clout]
      4: a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and
         opened the drawer"
      5: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his
         knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring
         pull" [syn: wrench, twist, pull]
      6: 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" [syn: puff, drag, pull]
      7: a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
      v 1: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
           [syn: pull, draw, force] [ant: force, push]
      2: 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"
         [syn: attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in] [ant:
         beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel,
         repulse]
      3: move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
      4: 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"
      5: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation;
         "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery" [syn:
         perpetrate, commit, pull]
      6: 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" [syn: draw, pull, pull out, get
         out, take out]
      7: steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a
         stand"; "Pull the car over"
      8: strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped
         up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition" [syn:
         pull, overstretch]
      9: 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"
         [syn: pull, draw]
      10: operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
      11: rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
      12: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to
          bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn: rend,
          rip, rive, pull]
      13: hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying
          through the swing; "pull the ball"
      14: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn:
          pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume]
      15: 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"
          [syn: extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out,
          draw out]
      16: 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?"
          [syn: pull, root for]
      17: take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket
          shelf"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  542 Moby Thesaurus words for "pull":
     abandon, accomplish, adduct, adduction, affinity, allure,
     allurement, amperage, appeal, apprehend, armipotence, arrest,
     arrive, assume, attack, attract, attractance, attraction,
     attractiveness, attractivity, authority, avulse, back away,
     back off, back out, backstairs influence, be magnetic, be paid,
     beat a retreat, beat it, beef, bend, beverage, bias, bib,
     black power, blue, blueprint, boost, booze, bridle, bring off,
     bring out, brute force, buck up, bumper, bust, call, campaign for,
     capillarity, capillary attraction, captivate, capture, carry out,
     catch, catch a crab, centripetal force, chaff, chain-smoke, charge,
     charisma, chaw, check, chew, clout, cogence, cogency,
     cold-type proof, collar, color proof, come, come up to, complete,
     compulsion, computer proof, connections, constrain, contain,
     continue, control, cool, cool off, criticize, crook, cull, curb,
     curtail, curve, cut a crab, cut out, debase, decelerate, deflect,
     degrade, demolish, depart, deracinate, destroy, detach, devastate,
     deviate, diffract, diffuse, dig out, dig up, diminish, dint,
     discredit, disentangle, disgrace, dishonor, disperse, distort,
     diverge, divert, do, dogleg, dompt, draft, drag, drag out, draggle,
     drain the cup, dram, draw, draw back, draw in, draw out,
     draw towards, draw up, drawing, drawing power, drayage, dredge,
     dredge up, drench, drink, drink in, drink off, drink to, drink up,
     drive, drop, duress, earn, effect, effectiveness, effectuality,
     elongate, encourage, energy, engrave, enjoin, entice, eradicate,
     evacuate, evolve, evulse, excavate, excise, exsect, extend,
     extract, extraction, extricate, fall back, fascinate, favor,
     feather, feather an oar, flay, flee, flower power, force,
     force majeure, forcefulness, foundry proof, full blast, full force,
     gain, galley, galley proof, gargle, get, get better, get out,
     give up, give way, go, go and do, gouge out, govern, gravitation,
     gravity, grub up, guard, gulp, guzzle, hairpin, hale, halt, haul,
     haulage, hauling, have, have an attraction, have on, heave,
     heaving, hectograph, hinder, hold, hold at bay, hold back,
     hold fast, hold in, hold in leash, hold up, hoodwink, hope for,
     humiliate, imbibe, impel, impress, imprint, improve, in, influence,
     inhalation, inhale, inhale snuff, inhibit, inside track, interest,
     issue, jerk, jigger, jolt, jump, keep, keep back, keep from,
     keep in, keep in check, keep under control, knock, land, lap,
     lay under restraint, leave, lengthen, lengthen out, let out, level,
     leverage, libation, live, lower, lug, lure, magnet, magnetism,
     magnetize, main force, main strength, make fun of, mana, manage,
     might, might and main, mightiness, mimeograph, mine, moxie,
     multigraph, muscle, muscle power, mutual attraction, nab, nail,
     nick, nip, oar, obtain, outpace, outrun, overexert, overexertion,
     overextend, overextension, overprint, overstrain, overstress,
     overtax, overtaxing, pace, paddle, page proof, pan, peg, perform,
     perpetrate, persuasion, pick out, pick up, pinch, pizzazz,
     plate proof, pledge, pluck, pluck out, pluck up, ply the oar,
     poke fun at, poop, portion, potation, potence, potency,
     potentiality, potion, power, power pack, power structure,
     power struggle, powerfulness, prepotency, press, press proof,
     prestige, print, procure, produce, productiveness, productivity,
     progressive proof, prohibit, prolong, prolongate, proof,
     proof sheet, protract, prove, publish, puff, puissance,
     pull a proof, pull apart, pull away, pull back, pull down,
     pull for, pull in, pull off, pull out, pull strings, pull through,
     pull to pieces, pull towards, pull up, pulling, pulling power,
     punch, punt, push, put down, put on, put out, put to bed,
     put to press, quaff, quarry, quit, rack, rag, rake out, rally,
     raze, reach, recede, receive, recoil, recover, recuperate, reduce,
     refract, rein, rein in, reissue, relinquish, remove, rend, reprint,
     repro proof, restrain, retard, retreat, retrench, revise, rib,
     ridicule, rip off, rip out, root for, root out, root up, round,
     round of drinks, row, row away, row dry, run, run down, run off,
     scatter, scull, secure, seduction, seductiveness, select, separate,
     set back, ship oars, shoot, shot, shove, shy, sinew, sip, skew,
     sky an oar, slam, slate, slip, slow down, slurp, smoke, snake,
     snifter, snort, snub, special favor, spin out, spot, stamp, start,
     steam, stone proof, stop, strain, strain every nerve, straining,
     straiten, strength, stress, stress and strain, stressfulness,
     stretch, stretch out, strike, string out, strong arm, succeed,
     suck, suck in, suckle, suction, sup, superiority, superpower,
     support, survive, sweat blood, swig, swill, sympathy, take flight,
     take in tow, take into custody, take off, take on, take out,
     take snuff, tauten, tax, taxing, tear, tear off, tear out, tease,
     tense, tension, tighten, tipple, toast, toss down, toss off, tot,
     tow, towage, towing, traction, tractive power, trail, train, trawl,
     trial impression, troll, tug, tug-of-war, tugging, turn, turn tail,
     twist, twit, unearth, unravel, uproot, validity, vandyke,
     vehemence, vigor, vim, virility, virtue, virulence, vitality, warp,
     wash down, wattage, weed out, weight, wet, win, wire-pulling,
     withdraw, withhold, wreck, wrench, wrest out, yank, zigzag
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  pull media
  pull
  
      A model of media distribution were the bits of
     content have to be requested by the user, e.g. normal use of
     HTTP on the web.
  
     Opposite: "{push media".
  
     (1997-04-10)
  

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