Synonyms for pulling


1. pull, pulling, propulsion, actuation
usage: the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"


1. pull, draw, force, move, displace
usage: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
2. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in, pull, draw, force
usage: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
3. pull, drive
usage: move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
4. pull, force
usage: apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
5. perpetrate, commit, pull, act, move
usage: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
6. draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
7. pull, drive
usage: steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
8. pull, overstretch, injure, wound
usage: strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
9. pull, draw, move, displace
usage: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
10. pull, row
usage: operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
11. pull, rein, rein in
usage: rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
12. rend, rip, rive, pull, tear, rupture, snap, bust
usage: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
13. pull, hit
usage: hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
14. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume, strip
usage: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
15. extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
16. pull, root for, side
usage: take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
17. pull, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
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