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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 girlshair 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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