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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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Make oil pulling part of your routine and you'll soon realise you love the effect and can't live without it.
Right now, I have the soundtrack of the Rocky film [Eye of the Tiger] playing in my head," she said, as soon she finished taking eight steps while pulling the heavy vehicle.
Despite her best efforts, she was not able to control the pulling at home.
The team noticed that faster pulling or stronger glue led to sharper bend angles.
It had the backside guard and tackle pulling an off-tackle power play called the Counter-Trey.
The SBA doesn't have a good track record of being responsive to small business complaints, let alone doing something as dramatic as pulling information from a federal data base that the media, contracting officials and the public use to determine the size status of federal contractors.
The drill rigs' hydraulic gauge readings were used to determine the total force exerted during pulling, and then the force required to move everything except the pipe--the carriage, drill string and pull head assembly--was subtracted from the total.
The continuous pulling movements by the rowers require the back and bicep muscles to provide enough pushing movements in the weight room to strengthen the antagonist muscles (chest, triceps.
With Mariano Carrion-Vazquez, also of Columbia, and others, Fernandez discovered a hidden weakness by which ubiquitin can be unfolded with much less force than by simply pulling on one of the molecule's two ends.
The technique, called off-the-bottom pulling, involved Per Aarsleff strategically fixing a combination of buoyancy tanks and stabilizing ballasting chains to the pipe to keep it just clear of the seabed contour and free from overstressing as it is incrementally launched and pulled by a winch from one shore to the other.
Unknowingly, he increased the Hornet's angle of bank to more than 90 degrees left wing down and tightened the turn, pulling nearly 6 Gs.
aerosol can, removes grease, dirt, oil, wax and pulling lubricants from the body of the tool, leaving a coating that helps the teeth get a better grip during a pull.
Trenchless contractors will find the new Grundowinch hydrostatic constant-tension winches ideal for pulling CIPP liners, fold and form liners, conventional and specialty sliplining, CCTV and cable through innerduct.
Coaching Point: It is vitally important to include an appropriate allotment of pulling movements such as this in your workout scripts.