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pulling, pull
n. the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
pull, drag, puff
n. a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
pull
n. a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
pull
n. a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
pull
n. the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
pull, twist, wrench
n. a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
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root for, pull
v. take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
pull
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
pull
v. apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
draw in, pull in, attract, fetch, draw, pull
v. attract or elicit; "The school attracts students with artistic talents"; "His playing drew a crowd"
take out, get out, pull out, pull, draw
v. bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
pull
v. steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
pull
v. operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
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temptingness, allurement, allure
n. the power to entice or attract through personal charm
influence
n. the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
gravitation
n. a figurative movement toward some attraction; "the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs"
wrick, rick, turn, wrench, sprain, twist
v. twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
make
v. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
tempt, lure, entice
v. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
tempt, lure, entice
v. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
trawl
v. fish with trawlers
extend, strain
v. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
distort, twine, twist
v. form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
detach
v. separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment"
come away, come off, detach
v. come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
cull, pluck, pick
v. look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
seduce
v. lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct; "She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"
tug, tote, lug
v. carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
tow
v. drag behind; "Horses used to tow barges along the canal"
heave up, heft, heave, heft up
v. lift or elevate
withdraw, disengage
v. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
reel
v. wind onto or off a reel
tense, strain
v. become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
drum
v. play a percussion instrument
provoke, raise, fire, evoke, kindle, enkindle, elicit, arouse
v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
provoke, raise, fire, evoke, kindle, enkindle, elicit, arouse
v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
sail, sweep
v. move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky"
wamble, waggle
v. move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
hitch, jerk, buck
v. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"
turn
v. change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
careen, swag, lurch, keel, reel, stagger
v. walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
steer
v. direct (oneself) somewhere; "Steer clear of him"
plunge
v. dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
precipitate
v. fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
fall sharply, precipitate
v. fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
submerse, submerge
v. sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
arrive at, gain, hit, attain, make, reach
v. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
crowd, push
v. approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
thrust, hurtle, hurl, lunge
v. make a thrusting forward movement
transfer, remove
v. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"
heave
v. move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"
turn
v. move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
pay for, invite
v. have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant"
move out, take out, remove
v. cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
push
v. sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
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rope in
v. draw in as if with a rope; lure; "The agent had roped in several customers"
seize, grab
v. capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
take out
v. remove something from a container or an enclosed space
take up, take in, suck up, sop up, soak up, draw, imbibe, suck, absorb
v. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
root out, deracinate, extirpate, uproot
v. pull up by or as if by the roots; "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
pull down, take down, tear down, dismantle, rase, raze, level
v. tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
deracinate, uproot
v. move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment; "The war uprooted many people"
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persuade
v. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
sweet-talk, inveigle, coax, blarney, palaver, cajole, wheedle
v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
replete, fill, sate, satiate
v. fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
infix, introduce, enter, insert
v. put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"
bear
v. move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
press
v. exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
beat back, push back, force back, repulse, drive, repel
v. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
beat back, push back, force back, repulse, drive, repel
v. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
shove
v. push roughly; "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"
shove, jostle
v. come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
push, press
v. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
thrust
v. push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
quail, recoil, wince, shrink, cringe, funk, squinch, flinch
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
squeeze, shove, stuff, thrust
v. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
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