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Spanish translation of “pull”

pull

verb /pul/
to (try to) move something especially towards oneself usually by using force 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 He pulled at his cigarette. to row He pulled towards the shore. (of a driver or vehicle) to steer or move in a certain direction 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 / to pieces to tear or destroy completely by pulling
hacer pedazos; poner por los suelos, echar por tierra
He pulled the cardboard box apart and put it in the recycling bin.
pull down to destroy or demolish (buildings) 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 to succeed in doing
conseguir, salirse con la suya
He’s finally pulled it off!
pull on to put on (a piece of clothing) hastily She pulled on a sweater. pull oneself together to control oneself; to regain one’s self-control At first she was terrified, then she pulled herself together. pull through to (help to) survive an illness etc He is very ill, but he’ll pull through The expert medical treatment pulled him through. pull up (of a driver or vehicle) to stop 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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