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pull something on someone
to play a trick on someone; to deceive someone with a trick. (The word something is often used.) You wouldn't pull a trick on me, would you? Who would pull something like that on an old lady?
pull something on
to draw on an article of clothing. He pulled his pants on. He pulled on his pants quickly and ran outside while putting on his shirt.
pull on something
to tug something. I pulled on the rope, hoping to get it loose. Please help me pull on the anchor chain so we can raise the anchor.
1. To pull something directly; tug something: Please don't pull on my hair; it hurts.
2. To put something on by pulling: I pulled on my boots and stepped outside. We pulled our jackets on when the sun went down.
3. To take a long puff or sip of something: My friends and I pulled on the cold beer with gusto.
4. To draw out a weapon and threaten someone: The intruder pulled a knife on me.