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English definition of “pull”

pull

verb [T]     /pʊl/
to stop providing something or take something away from someone or something: A major partner has threatened to pull all sponsorship . The first step is to pull the advertising for the defective product .pull sth from/out of sth Candies with more than .2 parts per million of lead would be pulled from stores . Elderly savers began to pull their money out of the accounts .
to attract interest from customers : If it doesn't pull big audiences , what's the point of the festival ? A programme with a few star names is sure to pull the crowds .
pull sth/a rabbit out of the hat informal to do something unexpected that improves a difficult situation : If they want to survive the crisis , they'll need to pull something out of the hat pretty quickly . The company's in real trouble , and they don't seem to have any rabbits to pull out of the hat .
pull the plug on sth informal to stop an activity from continuing : If costs rise any higher , we'll have to pull the plug on the whole project .
pull strings to use your personal influence to make things happen : She may be retired , but she can still pull strings in the city . Don't you know anyone who can pull a few strings for us?
pull the strings to be the person who is in control of things: He's decided to put in the money himself, rather than let the investors pull the strings Don't ask me. I'm not the one who's pulling the strings .
pull your weight to work as hard as other people or as hard as expected and needed : Everyone is expected to pull their weight on this project .
(Definition of pull verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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