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pull on


      vb   tr, adv   to don (clothing)  
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1    drag, draw, haul, jerk, tow, trail, tug, yank  
2    cull, draw out, extract, gather, pick, pluck, remove, take out, uproot, weed  
3    dislocate, rend, rip, sprain, strain, stretch, tear, wrench  
4      (informal)   attract, draw, entice, lure, magnetize  
5    pull apart or to pieces      attack, blast, criticize, find fault, flay, lambast(e), lay into     (informal)   pan     (informal)   pick holes in, put down, run down, slam     (slang)   slate     (informal)   tear into     (informal)  
6    pull oneself together        (informal)   buck up     (informal)   get a grip on oneself, get over it, regain composure, snap out of it     (informal)  
7    pull strings        (Brit. informal)   influence, pull wires     (U.S.)   use one's influence  
8    pull someone's leg        (informal)   chaff, have (someone) on, joke, make fun of, poke fun at, rag, rib     (informal)   tease, twit, wind up     (Brit. slang)  
9    jerk, tug, twitch, yank  
10    attraction, drawing power, effort, exertion, force, forcefulness, influence, lure, magnetism, power  
11      (informal)   advantage, bottom, clout     (informal)   influence, leverage, muscle, weight  
12    drag     (slang)   inhalation, puff  
,       vb  
1    drive, nudge, push, ram, shove, thrust  
2    implant, insert, plant  
4    deter, discourage, put one off, repel  
9    nudge, push, shove, thrust  

pull down     
bulldoze, demolish, destroy, raze, remove  
   build, construct, erect, put up, raise, set up  
pull in  
1    arrive, come in, draw in, draw up, reach, stop  
2    attract, bring in, draw  
3      (Brit. slang)   arrest, bust     (informal)   collar     (informal)   feel one's collar     (slang)   lift     (slang)   nab     (informal)   nail     (informal)   pinch     (informal)   run in     (slang)   take into custody  
4    clear, earn, gain, gross, make, net, pocket, take home  
pull off  
1    detach, doff, remove, rip off, tear off, wrench off  
2    accomplish, bring off, carry out, crack it     (informal)   cut it     (informal)   do the trick, manage, score a success, secure one's object, succeed  
pull out     
abandon, back off, depart, evacuate, leave, quit, rat on, retreat, stop participating, withdraw  
pull through     
come through, get better, get over, pull round, rally, recover, survive, turn the corner, weather  
pull up  
1    dig out, lift, raise, uproot  
2    brake, come to a halt, halt, reach a standstill, stop  
3    admonish, bawl out     (informal)   carpet     (informal)   castigate, chew out     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   dress down     (informal)   give a rocket     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   rap over the knuckles, read the riot act, rebuke, reprimand, reprove, slap on the wrist, take to task, tear into     (informal)   tear (someone) off a strip     (Brit. informal)   tell off     (informal)   tick off     (informal)  

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use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
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