Meaning of "pull" in Essential American English Dictionary

pull

verb us /pʊl/

A2 to take hold of something and move it toward you:

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:

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:

She pulled herself up the stairs, holding onto the rail.

(Definition of “pull” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)