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pull(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (tug)
a. el jalón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The kid gave her little brothers's hair a pull.La niña le dio un jalón al pelo de su hermano.
b. el tirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I had to give the drawer a pull because it was stuck.Tuve que darle un tirón al cajón porque estaba atascado.
c. el golpe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The greater the reach, the greater the pull of the oars, creating more thrust through the water.Cuanto mayor sea el alcance, mayor será el golpe de los remos, creando más empuje en el agua.
2. (force)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The pull of gravity lessens as the rocket travels further from the planet.La fuerza de la gravedad disminuye a medida que el cohete se aleja del planeta.
b. la atracción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The pull of a simple life made him go and live in the countryside.La atracción de llevar una vida sencilla hizo que se fuera a vivir al campo.
3. (portion)
a. la chupada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(smoking)
He drew a last pull of the cigarette before he started speaking.Le dio una última chupada al cigarrillo antes de empezar a hablar.
b. el trago
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(beverage)
She slammed the door, dropped her purse, and took a pull from a bottle of vodka.Cerró la puerta de golpe, dejó caer la bolsa y tomó un trago de una botella de vodka.
4. (influence)
a. la influencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Alvaro has a lot of pull at city hall.Álvaro tiene mucha influencia en el ayuntamiento.
5. (difficult journey)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Biking up Torrey Pines was a hard pull up the hill.Subir la colina de Torrey Pines en bicicleta fue difícil.
She drove a long pull from California to Georgia.Manejó un largo trecho de California a Georgia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to drag)
a. jalar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Timmy pulled his toy wagon behind him.Timmy jalaba su vagón de juguete detrás de él.
b. tirar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Four white horses pulled the bride's carriage up to the church.Cuatro caballos blancos tiraron del carruaje de la novia hasta la iglesia.
7. (to tug)
a. tirar
She jumped out of the plane and pulled the parachute cord.Saltó del avión y tiró de la correa del paracaídas.
b. apretar
Fernanda pulled the trigger and popped off a few rounds on the range.Fernanda apretó el gatillo y disparó unas cuantas balas al campo de tiro.
c. jalar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Jeff pulled the ribbon on his gift box and tore away the wrapping paper.Jeff jaló la cinta de su caja de regalo y arrancó el papel de envoltura.
d. halar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Julian pulled the rope backstage out of curiosity, and brought the lights down.Julián haló la cuerda que había entre bastidores por curiosidad y cayeron las luces.
e. remar (nautical)
The team pulled the oars in unison.El equipo remaba al unísono.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to attract)
a. atraer
We need a bigger sign to pull more customers.Necesitamos un letrero más grande para atraer más clientes.
9. (to extract)
a. sacar
Robin pulled the cork out of the bottle and served the wine.Robin sacó el corcho de la botella y sirvió el vino.
b. arrancar
Mr. Jones pulled the weeds from his garden.El señor Jones arrancó la maleza del jardín.
c. servir (a drink)
The bartender pulled a pint and handed it to his customer.El barman sirvió una cerveza y se la pasó a su cliente.
10. (to injure)
a. sufrir un tirón en
I pulled my calf when I went running this morning.Sufrí un tirón en la pantorrilla cuando fui a correr esta mañana.
b. desgarrarse
I think I pulled a muscle when I lifted that heavy box.Creo que me desgarré un músculo al levantar esa caja pesada.
11. (sports)
a. golpear hacia el lado
The hitter pulled the ball and scored a home run.El bateador golpeó la pelota hacia el lado y anotó un jonrón.
12. (to cancel)
a. cancelar
I can't believe they pulled that program after only three episodes.No me puedo creer que hayan cancelado ese programa después de tan solo tres episodios.
13. (printing)
a. imprimir
The printer pulled four proofs before deciding which to run.El impresor imprimió cuatro pruebas antes de decidir cuál publicar.
14. (to carry out)
a. pretender
What are you trying to pull, Hugo?¿Qué es lo que pretendes, Hugo?
b. hacer
I don't know what you're trying to pull, but I'm not going to let you get away with it.No sé lo que pretendes hacer, pero no voy a dejar que te salgas con la tuya.
15. (to tear)
a. hacer trizas
Rodney pulled the old wallpaper off the wall.Rodney hizo trizas el viejo papel pintado de la pared.
16. (to draw)
a. sacar
The cowboy pulled a gun in the last scene of the film.El vaquero sacó una pistola en la última escena de la película.
17.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to flirt with) (United Kingdom)
a. ligarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sean says he can't wait to pull some birds this weekend.Sean dice que no puede esperar para ligarse a unas chicas este fin de semana.
b. levantarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Kyle shows off his Mercedes key ring at the bar in an attempt to pull birds.Kyle presume con su llavero de Mercedes en el bar en un intento de levantarse a las chicas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
18. (to use oars)
a. remar
Don't stop pulling; we have to be the first boat.No dejes de remar; nuestro barco tiene que ser el primero.
19. (to go with a car)
a. ir
Pull to the right; my apartment is just there.Ve a la derecha; mi apartamento queda justo ahí.
20. (to take in)
a. dar una chupada (smoking)
Uncle Fred pulled at his pipe and blew smoke rings over his head.Tío Frank daba chupadas a la pipa y echaba anillos de humo por encima de su cabeza.
b. dar un trago (beverage)
He kept pulling at the bottle everyday until the cirrhosis killed him.Siguió dando tragos a la botella todos los días hasta que la cirrosis lo mató.
21.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to flirt) (United Kingdom)
a. ligar
I don't like to go to that bar, it's a place where you only go if you want to pull.No me gusta ir a ese bar, es un sitio al que solo se va a ligar.
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pull
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (act of pulling)
a. el tirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
b. el jalón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (of water current)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to give something a pulldar un tirón or
to take a pull at a bottleechar un trago de una botella
3. (colloquial)
a. la influencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(influence)
to have a lot of pullser muy influyente
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (tug)
a. tirar de
5. (trigger)
a. apretar
to pull something open/shutabrir/cerrar algo de un tirón or
to pull a musclesufrir un tirón en un músculo
6. (also fig)
a.
to pull something to pieceshacer trizas algo
7. (attract)
a. atraer
8. (extract; tooth, cork)
a. sacar
to pull a pinttirar or servir una cerveza (de barril)
to pull a gun on somebodysacar un arma y apuntar a alguien
9. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. ligarse a (sexually)
b. levantarse a
10. (idioms)
a. (colloquial)
to pull a bank jobatracar un banco
to pull a facehacer una mueca
11. (colloquial)
a.
to pull somebody's legtomarle el pelo a alguien
12. (colloquial)
a.
talking to her is like pulling teethhay que sacarle las cosas con sacacorchos
13. (colloquial)
a.
pull the other one! (it's got bells on!)¡no me vengas con ésas! ¡a otro perro con ese hueso!,, ¡no mames!
she's not pulling her weightno arrima el hombro (como los demás)
14. (colloquial)
a.
to pull a fast one on somebodyhacer una jugarreta or engañar a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
15. (general)
a. tirar
b. jalar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to pull clear of somethingdejar algo atrás
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pull [pʊl]
noun
1 (tug) tirón (m); jalón (m); (LAm) (with oar etc) golpe (m)
give the rope a pull tira de la cuerda; suddenly it gave a pull de repente dio un tirón
2 [of moon, magnet, sea etc] (fuerza (f) de) atracción (f); [of current] fuerza (f); ímpetu (m); (attraction) atracción (f)
the pull of the south la atracción del Sur; lo atractivo del Sur
3 (influence) enchufe (informal) (m); palanca (f) (informal); (LAm) (advantage) ventaja (f)
he has pull in the right places tiene influencia donde hace falta; they have a pull over us now ahora nos llevan ventaja; he has a slight pull tiene una pequeña ventaja
4 (at pipe, cigarette) chupada (f); (at drink) trago (m)
he took a pull at his pipe le dio una chupada a la pipa; he took a pull from the bottle tomó un trago de la botella; dio un tiento a la botella; (Esp)
5 (journey, drive etc)
it was a long pull fue mucho camino or trecho; we had a long pull up the hill nos costó mucho trabajo subir la cuesta
6 (handle of drawer etc) tirador (m); [of bell] cuerda (f)
7 (Tip) primeras pruebas (f)
8 (Britain)
to be on the pull estar de ligue (informal); (Esp) estar chequeando (informal); (LAm)
Most Friday nights he goes out on the pull with his mates Del was there of course — on the pull as usual
transitive verb
1 (draw, drag) tirar de; jalar; (LAm)
to pull a door shut/open cerrar/abrir una puerta de un tirón or jalón; (LAm) the engine pulls six coaches la locomotora arrastra seis vagones; pull your chair over acerca la silla; his ideas pulled me the same way sus ideas me llevaron por el mismo camino
2 (tug) tirar de; jalar; (LAm) [+trigger] apretar; [+oar] tirar de; [+boat] remar; (Náut) [+rope] halar; jalar; [+tooth] sacar
His teeth were so rotten he had to have half of them pulled
[+weeds] arrancar
to pull sb's hair tirar or jalar de los pelos a algn; (LAm)
pull the other one (it's got bells on)! ¡cuéntaselo a tu abuela! (informal)
3 (extract, draw out) sacar; arrancar; [+beer] servir
to pull a gun on sb amenazar a algn con una pistola
4 (injure)
to pull a muscle sufrir un tirón en un músculo
5 [+ball] (at golf etc) golpear oblicuamente (a la izquierda)
6 (Tip) imprimir
7 (cancel) [+TV programme] suspender
The issue was considered so politically sensitive that the programme was pulled on the day of transmission
8 (carry out, do)
what are you trying to pull? ¿qué quieres conseguir?; ¿qué es lo que pretendes con esto?; to pull a fast one or a trick on sb jugar una mala pasada a algn
9 (attract)
this will really pull the punters esto seguramente atraerá clientela; he knows how to pull the birds (Britain) sabe ligar con las chicas (informal)
intransitive verb
1 tirar; jalar; (LAm)
to pull at or on a rope tirar de una cuerda; the car is pulling to the right el coche tira hacia la derecha; the car isn't pulling very well el coche no tira
2
to pull at or on one's pipe dar chupadas a la pipa; to pull at a bottle tomar un trago or dar un tiento a una botella; (Esp)
3 (move) [+vehicle] ir; [+oarsmen etc] remar
he pulled sharply to one side to avoid the lorry torció bruscamente a un lado para no chocar con el camión; the car pulled slowly up the hill el coche subía despacio la cuesta; the train pulled into the station el tren entró en la estación; he pulled alongside the kerb se acercó al bordillo; it pulled to a stop se paró; we pulled for the shore remamos hacia la orilla
4 (Britain) ligar (informal); pillar (cacho) (very_informal); (Esp)
We went to three clubs that night and I still didn't manage to pull I went out of curiosity, and because it was a big media event. Does that sound shameful? Some people even went along hoping to pull
modifier
pull ring pull tab (n) anilla (f)
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