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pull at sth

phrasal verb with pull uk   us   /pʊl/ verb
to pull something quickly and usually repeatedly: The child pulled at his sleeve to get his attention. He pulled at his ear as he spoke.
Translations of “pull at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指多次)輕拉…
in Russian дергать…
in Turkish çekiştirmek, çekip durmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指多次)轻拉…
in Polish szarpać za coś…
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