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English definition of “pull”


noun (MOVEMENT TOWARDS YOU)    /pʊl/
[C usually singular] the act of pulling something towards yourself: Give the rope a hard pull.Pulling [C] something that you pull to make something work or to open something: a curtain pull a drawer pullPulling
(Definition of pull noun (MOVEMENT TOWARDS YOU) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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