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To move something by pulling - thesaurus

Synonyms

drag

verb

to pull something or someone along with difficulty, for example because they are heavy

heave

verb

to push, pull, or lift a heavy object using a lot of effort

tear at

to pull very strongly at something

pluck at

to pull something gently and quickly several times

tug

verb

to pull someone or something by making a short strong movement

tow

verb

to pull a vehicle or boat by fixing it to the back of another vehicle or boat

jerk

noun

a strong sudden pull

trail

verb

to pull something behind you, or to be pulled behind someone or something

strain

verb

to pull at something very hard

pull

verb

to move something along behind you

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drag

verb

to pull part of your body along the ground because you are injured

drag

verb

to pull something somewhere strongly or quickly

drag

verb

to pull someone strongly or violently when they do not want to go with you

draw

verb

to pull a vehicle

draw

verb

to move something somewhere with a pulling movement

haul

verb

to pull a vehicle

haul

verb

to change someone’s position by pulling them

haul

verb

to move somewhere using a lot of effort, especially by pulling

hike up

to pull up a piece of your clothing, usually in order to be more comfortable

hitch up

to pull something that you are wearing to a higher position

hoick

verb

Britishinformal to pull something with a sudden quick movement

jerk

verb

to pull something suddenly using a lot of force

pick

verb

to keep pulling something with your nails

pull

noun

the act of moving something towards you or away from where it was

pull

verb

to move your body or part of your body using effort or force

stretch

verb

to pull something so that it becomes smooth, straight, and tight

suck

verb

if the pressure of air or liquid sucks someone or something somewhere, it pulls them there

suction

noun

the process of sucking air or a liquid from somewhere by creating a space without air that it can flow into

take the strain

to pull and hold something so that it stays tight

tow

noun

the activity of pulling one vehicle or boat behind another

trundle

verb

to push or pull something slowly on wheels

tug

noun

a short strong pull

tweak

verb

to pull or twist a part of someone’s body

tweak

noun

a pull, or a twist

twitch

noun

a sudden short pull

twitch

verb

to pull something with a sudden short movement

wrench

noun

a strong movement of pulling and twisting something

wrench

verb

to pull or twist something or someone suddenly and violently

yank

noun

an action that pulls someone or something suddenly with force

yank

verb

to pull something or someone suddenly with a lot of force

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