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English definition of “pull”

pull

verb [I or T] (MOVE TOWARDS YOU)    /pʊl/
A2 to move something towards yourself, sometimes with great physical effort: Could you help me move this bookcase over there? You pull and I'll push. He pulled the chair away from the desk. He pulled the heavy box across the floor to the door. [+ obj + adj ] He pulled the door open. The car was pulling a caravan. The sun was so strong we had to pull down the blinds. She pulled out the drawer.Pulling
(Definition of pull verb (MOVE TOWARDS YOU) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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