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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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