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pull

1. n. a drink; a swig; a drink from a flask. He took another pull and kept on talking.
2. tv. to take a drink or a mouthful of liquor from a bottle or other container. He pulled a slug from the bottle.
3. n. a mouthful of smoke from a cigarette; a drag on a cigarette. A couple of pulls and she crushed out the cigarette.
4. tv. to smoke a cigarette. He pulled a long filter job and then went back to work.
5. in. to pull one’s punches. (Martial arts.) If you pull during a fight, you’re through as a fighter.

pull

/yank (someone's) chain
To take unfair advantage of someone; deceive or manipulate someone.

pull

strings/wires Informal
To exert secret control or influence in order to gain an end.
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Raskolnikov gazed in horror at the hook shaking in its fastening, and in blank terror expected every minute that the fastening would be pulled out.
Choice of Three BBQ Pulled Pork Offerings and Three Custom-Crafted Sauces
The new digital readout allows the operator to view pulling forces, distance pulled, tension limiter and hydraulic pressure readings.
Elham has never trained by pulling cars before, but she has pulled tyres on a daily basis.
She had a brother, so she went in the house and got him and they both pulled on the turnip.
She pulled on Gigi, who pulled on Grandmama, but Grandmama would not come out of the overstuffed chair.
Carol typically pulled her hair when alone and engaged in one of the following activities: reading, completing her homework, or watching television (environmental).
When tape is pulled, the researchers reasoned, a sharp bend forms right at the edge where the tape is coming off the surface.
Extension, pulled papers seeking election to an open five-year term on the Planning Board.
But a federal study shortly after the crash found there is no greater risk of derailment in push mode than when cars are pulled by a locomotive.
Often, they pull in dust and gas from nearby stars which form a disc but it was unclear how the gas was being pulled in.
Researchers were unsure how the gas was being pulled in and whether magnetic fields were at work.
After two to three miles the inspector saw an opportunity to pull over to the centre lane, but before he was able to do so the defendant pulled into that lane and pulled alongside.
The result, a virtual model of his own body, is Dupont's raw material, but the two-foot-tall figures in this exhibition have been put through further paces: They are variously widened, attenuated, or pulled along a diagonal axis so that one edge of the body seems to advance, dragging the rest behind it (and, in so doing, faintly echoes Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912).
This incorporated a roof-inlet makeup fan, which pulled in ambient air from outside the building and sent it down a vent where it was dispersed through eight diffusers along the pouring monorail at breathing zone height, which was 6-7 ft.