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Mark gave a quick pull on the rope.
the pull of gravity
the pull of travel in foreign lands
She has a lot of pull in that company.
It's been a long pull, but I'm through those finals.
John took a long pull on his beer.
He took a pull at his cigar.
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English version of definition of pull
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a horn that is blown during some Jewish religious festivals
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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American definition of pull from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.