pull at

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pull at someone

to vie for someone's attention or concern. (See also pull at someone or something.) There are too many demands pulling at me. I need to cut down on my responsibilities. I don't see how I can function with so many different things pulling at me.
See also: pull

pull at someone or something

to tug at someone or something. (See also pull at someone.) The child kept pulling at her mother to get her attention. Don't keep pulling at your hair. It will come out.
See also: pull