Preferred term: pull media

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1. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly. "Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows." (Shak) "He put forth his hand . . . And pulled her in." (Gen. Viii. 9)

2. To draw apart; to tear; to rend. "He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate." (Lam. Iii. 11)

3. To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.

4. To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.

5. To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.

6. To take or make, as a proof or impression; hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.

7. To strike the ball in a particular manner. "Never pull a straight fast ball to leg." (R. H. Lyttelton) To pull and haul, to draw hither and thither. " Both are equally pulled and hauled to do that which they are unable to do. " . To pull down, to demolish; to destroy; to degrade; as, to pull down a house. " In political affairs, as well as mechanical, it is easier to pull down than build up." . " To raise the wretched, and pull down the proud." . To pull a finch. To pull off, take or draw off.

Origin: AS. Pullian; cf. LG. Pulen, and Gael. Peall, piol, spiol.

(01 Mar 1998)

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