pull (someone or something) toward (someone, something, or oneself)

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pull (someone or something) toward (someone, something, or oneself)

To drag, tug, or draw someone or something in the direction of someone, something, or oneself. The boss pulled me toward the door to give me a piece of advice before the presentation began. He pulled his wife toward himself and kissed her passionately. Pull the sofa toward the TV so we can see a bit better.
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pull something toward oneself

to draw something closer to oneself. He pulled his plate toward himself and began eating like a starving man. Mary pulled the basket of fruit toward herself and chose a nice juicy peach.
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Its musky aroma itself is enough to pull one towards the fruit sellers' cart.
Tell us of the curl of his lips the snarl of his mouth as he spat the order to destroy all that was beautiful all that was precious you dear one and all the others who shared your ordeal huddled together for safety grasping a hand which may pull one towards the light towards life hunched over in death together for one last time.