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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Swimming an essential life skill, insurance She would tie a belt around us to which she attached a piece of rope and, wrapping the end of it around her hand, throw us into the deep end and pull us toward the side, coughing, spluttering and flailing about.
Our imagined best outcomes can be relied upon to pull us toward a future that we've already embraced.
Like any great force, it can pull us toward good or ill, and at a time Americans need the good sports has to offer, I fear we're going off track.
We all have instincts that pull us toward self-centered or thing-oriented messages.
Add an occasional tracking shot to follow a striding player or to pull us toward a significant detail, and the director's tool kit was pretty much complete.
We can also position ourselves in ways that inadvertently pull us toward judgment, disconnection and disapproval" (p.1).
They tried to pull us toward some of the houses away from the road, but our group leader told us to proceed with caution.
It is also clear that the class culture dramatized can pull us toward defiance or acquiesce, can depoliticize as much as activate.
The Trump administration continues to pull us toward the crueller aspects of our character.
Nervously, we let the waters pull us towards the boiling foam, and one by one the four rafts entered the fray.
On being asked about her take on the event, Priyanka Rungta said "We are all born champions, we are all born to win and it's just remembering a few lessons along the way that pull us towards the eventual goal.
There may be methodological and practical diversity in the ways that we structure our learning to balance music curricula, but we as educators need to find a place within ourselves where we can accept the forces of the foxes and hedgehogs that continually pull us towards either direction.