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English definition of “pull”

pull

verb (MOVE)    /pʊl/
B2 [I +adv/prep] to move in the stated direction: During the last lap of the race one of the runners began to pull ahead. We waved as the train pulled out of the station. Our armies are pulling back on all fronts.General words for movement pull yourself along, up, etc. B2 [T] to take hold of something and use effort to move your body forwards or up: She pulled herself up the stairs, holding onto the rail. He put his hands on the side of the pool and pulled himself out of the water.
(Definition of pull verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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