verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to have effectiveness, as specified: The ad pulled badly.
- to be effective: That spot announcement really pulled!
- to move or draw back or away; withdraw.
- to free oneself with force: He tried to pull away from his opponent's powerful grip.
- to move or start to move ahead: The car pulled away into traffic. The faster runners began to pull away from the others.
- to draw downward: to pull a shade down.
- to demolish; wreck.
- to lower; reduce.
- Informal. to receive as a salary; earn: It wasn't long before he was pulling down more than fifty thousand a year.
- to reach a place; arrive: The train pulled in early.
- to tighten; curb: to pull in the reins.
- Informal. to arrest (someone): The police pulled her in for questioning.
- to leave; depart: The ship pulled out of the harbor.
- to abandon abruptly: to pull out of an agreement.
- to bring or come to a halt.
- to bring or draw closer.
- to root up; pull out: She pulled up all the crab grass in the lawn.
Origin of pull
Related formspull·a·ble, adjectivepull·er, noun
British Dictionary definitions for pull together (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for pull together (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
- informal to restrain the force of one's criticisms or actions
- boxing to restrain the force of one's blows, esp when deliberately losing after being bribed, etc
Derived Formspuller, noun
Word Origin for pull
Idioms and Phrases with pull together (1 of 2)
Make a joint effort, cooperate, as in If we pull together, I'm sure we'll meet our quota. [Late 1700s]
pull something together. Assemble or gather together, as in Once we pull together all the facts, we'll understand the situation. [Late 1800s] Also see pull oneself together.
Idioms and Phrases with pull together (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with pull
- pull a boner
- pull a fast one
- pull away
- pull back
- pull down
- pull in
- pulling teeth
- pull in one's horns
- pull no punches
- pull off
- pull oneself together
- pull oneself up by the bootstraps
- pull one's punches
- pull one's weight
- pull out
- pull out all the stops
- pull out of a hat
- pull over
- pull rank
- pull round
- pull someone's chain
- pull someone's leg
- pull something
- pull strings
- pull the plug on
- pull the rug out from under
- pull the wool over someone's eyes
- pull through
- pull together
- pull up
- pull up stakes
- pull wires
- fast one, pull a
- have pull with
- like pulling teeth