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pull verb

ADV. hard He got hold of the rope and pulled hard. | gently | apart, off, on, out, over She pulled off her boots. He pulled his sweater on. | along, away, back She took his arm and pulled him along. The dog snapped at her and she pulled back her hand.

VERB + PULL try to He tried to pull away. | manage to

PREP. at He pulled at her coat sleeve. | on She pulled on the lever. | towards She pulled him gently towards her.

PHRASES pull (yourself) free John finally managed to pull himself free. | pull yourself to your feet