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Spanish translation of “pull”

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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