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See definition of pulling on Dictionary.com
  • verbdrawing something with force
  • verbattract

synonyms for pulling

  • drag
  • haul
  • pick
  • pluck
  • remove
  • rip
  • stretch
  • take out
  • tear
  • tow
  • trail
  • tug
  • yank
  • cull
  • dislocate
  • evolve
  • extract
  • gather
  • heave
  • jerk
  • lug
  • paddle
  • rend
  • row
  • sprain
  • strain
  • truck
  • twitch
  • uproot
  • weed
  • wrench
  • schlepp
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antonyms for pulling

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  • fix
  • plant
  • push
  • sew
  • deter
  • repel
  • repulse
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How to use pulling in a sentence

"The worst of it is that one can't be certain of anything," said Papa, pulling his moustache.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Davy rushed up to the clock, and, pulling open the little door in the front of it, looked inside.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
“Now this is what I call real felicity,” observed the major, pulling out a pipe which he proceeded to fill.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
If only India were pulling her weight for us on the same scale, we should by now be before the gates of Vienna.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Pulling the horse on his haunches, and swinging him round at the same moment as if on a pivot, he made a bound to the left.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Now he was wagging his head solemnly, pulling his beard, and over and over repeating, "But hens is contrary—hens is contrary."
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
I need fourteen wire ropes, all pulling in different directions, to hold me steady.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Had cooked up the scheme for pulling it off and had spent a good two weeks laying the groundwork.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Dr. Stanmore came down the flagged path from the smith's cottage, pulling on his gloves.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Ethel ran after her sister, and pulling out drawers without knowing what she sought, begged to hear how papa and Margaret were.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PULLING

  • abstraction
  • derivation
  • drawing
  • elicitation
  • eradication
  • evocation
  • evulsion
  • expression
  • extirpation
  • extrication
  • pulling
  • separation
  • taking out
  • uprooting
  • withdrawal
  • wrenching
  • wresting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.