pull

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pull definition


  1. n.
    a drink; a swig; a drink from a flask. : He took another pull and kept on talking.
  2. tv.
    to take a drink or a mouthful of liquor from a bottle or other container. : He pulled a slug from the bottle.
  3. n.
    a mouthful of smoke from a cigarette; a dragon a cigarette. : A couple of pulls and she crushed out the cigarette.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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pull (one's) definition


  1. tv.
    to pull back during a boxing punch just before the full force of a blow is felt; to land lighter blows than normal upon an opponent. (Boxing and related sports.) : The boxer started pulling his punches, and the ref ended the fight.
  2. tv.
    to hold back in one's criticism; to attenuate the intensity of one's remarks. (Also with any in the negative.) : I won't pull my punches with you. This is lousy.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

pull

In addition to the idioms beginning with pull, also see fast one, pull a; have pull with; like pulling teeth.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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