pull - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] the act of moving something towards you or away from where it was
    give a pull:

    Mark gave a quick pull on the rope.

  2. 2
    [countable] a strong physical force that causes things to move in a particular direction
    pull of:

    the pull of gravity

  3. 3
    [singular] the power that something or someone has to attract people

    the pull of travel in foreign lands

    1. a.
      mainly American the power that someone has to get what they want, usually because they have influence over other people

      She has a lot of pull in that company.