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Translation of "pull" - English-Spanish dictionary

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.
(Definition of pull from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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