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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References in classic literature ?
He ordered his rowers to pull towards the shore, as if to effect a landing.
My choices are usually reds that pull toward the brown and orange spectrum.
Nothing miraculous happened in that moment, but I felt a pull toward a place I had just laid my eyes upon, and a community I had never met.
Father Snider said he always felt a pull toward Catholicism.
Legs dangling below, he conjures the strength for one last pull toward the railing.
Many converts feel a pull toward Catholicism they can't quite put into words.
According to Susskind, in the notso-distant future, the legal profession will be driven by a pull toward the commoditization of legal services and the development of new legal technologies.
U2 has defied the gravitational pull toward destruction," said Guggenheim, an Oscar winner for "An Inconvenient Truth" who also made the 2008 musical documentary "It Might Get Loud," featuring U2 guitarist The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.
Once wings level, I started a max performance, 7.5G pull toward the horizon with the aircraft at 465 knots, 80-degrees nose low, and 4,800 feet AGL.
After all these talents accomplished on the outside, what propels their strong pull toward the homeland and its heritage?
Once individual roles and goals are defined, everyone can pull toward the vision and execute with focus.
If he smells the vapors that come off of a gun or illegal substance, he will pull toward the scent with both front paws, which signals his human partner.
Broz has continued to feel the pull toward sacramental ministry in her work as a pastoral associate, retreat director, and spiritual director.
The compendium hangs together because of her unfailing warmth of appreciation for the human phenomena she records: the steady pull toward the "particularly difficult virtue" of compassion and the continual "shock of human surprise and wonder" that anything should exist at all.
The combined effects of South Yemen's loss of Soviet support and the new found oil wealth in disputed border areas produced a new pull toward unity.