Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Pull

10 September 2020 The New York Times Crossword

We have 45 answers for the crossword clue Pull. We last saw the 'Pull' clue in The New York Times Crossword on Thursday, 19 March 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
  • A sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
  • A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
  • A device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
  • Special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
  • A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  • Strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
  • 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"
  • Cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
  • Tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
  • 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"
  • The force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
  • Strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
  • Steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
  • Take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
  • 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?"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
  • Operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
  • 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"
  • Move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
  • Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
  • Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

Crossword Answers

2 Letters

RE

A rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum

3 Letters

EKE

LUG

Carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"

RIP

The act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

TOW

The act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope; "the truck gave him a tow to the garage"

TUG

A sudden abrupt pull

4 Letters

DRAG

The act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him"

DRAW

A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"

HAUL

The act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"

KNOB

A round handle

PUFF

Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"

REIN

One of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

REND

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

RIVE

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

SWAY

Win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"

TEAR

An occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

YANK

An American (especially to non-Americans)

5 Letters

CHEER

The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

CLOUT

(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

FORCE

An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"

GROIN

A curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults

HEAVE

Throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"

PLUCK

The act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

TUGON

TWEAK

A squeeze with the fingers

TWIST

Form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"

6 Letters

COMMIT

Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"

DRAWIN

Of trains; move into (a station); "The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"

GETOUT

Take out of a container or enclosed space; "Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!"

PULLIN

Get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"

PULLUP

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"

WRENCH

A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

7 Letters

ATTRACT

Exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away; "the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies"

DEPLUME

Strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

DRAWOUT

Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"

EXTRACT

A solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

PULLING

The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

PULLOUT

To break off a military action with an enemy

ROOTFOR

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?"

TAKEOUT

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"

8 Letters

DISPLUME

Strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

9 Letters

DEPLUMATE

Strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

INFLUENCE

Have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

10 Letters

PERPETRATE

Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

11 Letters

OVERSTRETCH

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

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