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English definition of “pull”

pull

noun     /pʊl/
[U] influence or power over other people: These people have a lot of pull in government circles. I'm afraid I don't have that much pull with the management.
[S] the ability to attract people: Money has a strong pull for institutions and individuals alike. He tried teaching, but the pull of scientific discovery was greater than that of the academic world.
(Definition of pull noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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