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According to WordNet, the verb "pull" has 17 sense(s).

202582615 perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery".

201448100 cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled".

201858573 rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse".

201351170 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".

201505254 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".

200571596 take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf".

202103162 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".

201995211 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".

201573276 tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips".

201407059 hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball".

202057499 move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right".

202057337 steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over".

200071803 strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition".

201148710 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?".

201384275 strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon".

201609287 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".

201947247 operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars".

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