Translation of "pull" - English-Spanish dictionary

pull

verb uk /pʊl/

A2 to take hold of something and move it towards you

arrastrar, tirar de
She pulled the door open.
Pull up your socks.
A child was pulling at his sleeve.
pull something off, out, up, etc.

B1 to take hold of something and use physical effort to remove it from somewhere

quitar(se) algo
He pulled off his sweater.
I pulled the plug out.
pull yourself along, up, etc.

to take hold of something and use effort to move your body

arrastrarse
She pulled herself up the stairs, holding onto the rail.
→ Phrasal verbs pull in , pull something off

(Translation of “pull” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

pull

verb /pul/

to (try to) move something especially towards oneself usually by using force

arrastrar, tirar de
He pulled the chair towards the fire
She pulled at the door, but couldn’t open it
He kept pulling the girls’ hair for fun
Help me to pull my boots off
This railway engine can pull twelve carriages.

(with ator on) in eg smoking, to suck at

chupar
He pulled at his cigarette.

to row

remar
He pulled towards the shore.

(of a driver or vehicle) to steer or move in a certain direction

tirar, ir hacia
The car pulled in at the garage
I pulled into the side of the road
The train pulled out of the station
The motorbike pulled out to overtake
He pulled off the road.
pull apart phrasal verb

to tear or destroy completely by pulling; pull to pieces

hacer pedazos; poner por los suelos, echar por tierra
He pulled the cardboard box apart and put it in the recycling bin.
pull down phrasal verb

to destroy or demolish (buildings)

derribar
They’ve pulled down that old tower block.
pull a face / faces (at)

to make strange expressions with the face eg to show disgust, or to amuse

hacer muecas
The children were pulling faces at each other
He pulled a face when he smelt the fish.
pull a gun etc on

to produce and aim a gun etc at (a person)

amenazar a alguien con una pistola
Suddenly Raymond pulled a gun on him.
pull off phrasal verb

to succeed in doing

conseguir, salirse con la suya
He’s finally pulled it off!
pull on phrasal verb

to put on (a piece of clothing) hastily

ponerse a la carrera
She pulled on a sweater.
pull oneself together phrasal verb

to control oneself; to regain one’s self-control

controlarse
At first she was terrified, then she pulled herself together.
pull through phrasal verb

to (help to) survive an illness etc

ponerse bien, reponerse
He is very ill, but he’ll pull through
The expert medical treatment pulled him through.
pull up phrasal verb

(of a driver or vehicle) to stop

parar, detenerse
He pulled up at the traffic lights.
pull one’s weight

to take one’s fair share of work, duty etc

hacer su parte de trabajo
She doesn’t really pull her weight as far as work is concerned.

(Translation of “pull” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)