puller

pull VERB 1) exert force on (something) so as to move it towards oneself or the origin of the force. 2) remove by pulling. 3) informal bring out (a weapon) for use. 4) move steadily: the bus pulled away. 5) move oneself with effort or against resistance: she pulled away from him. 6) attract as a customer. 7) strain (a muscle, ligament, etc.). 8) (pull at/on) inhale deeply while drawing on (a cigarette). 9) informal cancel or withdraw (an entertainment or advertisement). 10) check the speed of (a horse) to make it lose a race. 11) informal succeed in attracting sexually.
NOUN 1) an act of pulling. 2) a deep draught of a drink or an inhalation on a cigarette, pipe, etc. 3) a force, influence, or compulsion.
on the pull — Cf. ↑on the pull
pull back — Cf. ↑pull back
pull down — Cf. ↑pull down
pull in — Cf. ↑pull in
pull someone's leg — Cf. ↑pull someone's leg
pull off — Cf. ↑pull off
pull out — Cf. ↑pull out
pull the plug on — Cf. ↑pull the plug on
pull (one's) punches — Cf. ↑pull punches
pull round — Cf. ↑pull round
pull strings — Cf. ↑pull strings
pull the strings — Cf. ↑pull the strings
pull through — Cf. ↑pull through
pull together — Cf. ↑pull together
pull oneself together — Cf. ↑pull oneself together
pull up — Cf. ↑pull up
pull one's weight — Cf. ↑pull one's weight
DERIVATIVES puller noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «pluck, snatch».

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