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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Vargas is said to have admitted to investigators that she grabbed her son by the scrotum after losing her temper and pulling him towards her with force.
After children teased him in March last year Ward grabbed a 12-year-old boy and twisted his arm, pulling him towards his van.
Ronaldo revealed the chance to be nearer to his family in Portugal was one factor pulling him towards the Spanish capital, and that in winning the Champions League title he had achieved everything possible in his five years with United.
He saw the whale pulling him towards shallow water off the island of Taransay.
I know there are people who are pulling him towards the FA because of what he has done at Arsenal.
The boy told police that as he rode past the car, the male driver leaned out and grabbed the boy's arm, pulling him towards the vehicle.
He saw a 47ft whale pulling him towards shallow water off the Hebridean island of Taransay.