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Definition 1: the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pulling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
  • his strenuous pulling strained his back

Synonyms for pulling in the sense of this definition

(pulling is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is a kind of pulling ) the act of dragging (pulling with force)

"the drag up the hill exhausted him"

(... is a kind of pulling ) the act of drawing or hauling something

"the haul up the hill went very slowly"

(... is a kind of pulling ) a sudden abrupt pull

(... is a kind of pulling ) the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

(... is a kind of pulling ) the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

(... is a kind of pulling ) the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

(... is a kind of pulling ) (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing

"his leg was in traction for several days"

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