Translation of pull in Spanish:

pull

tirar de, v.

Pronunciation /pʊl//pʊl/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(draw)

      tirar de
      jalar Latin America Southern Cone
      (drag) arrastrar
      the cart was pulled by a donkey un burro jalaba la carreta Latin America Southern Cone
      • He grabs my right hand and gently pulls me towards the door.
      • I seized his arm with both hands and began pulling him towards the door.
      • All the driver has to do to unlock the car is to pull the door handle, the system already having recognised the signal from the transponder signal.
      • She turned the giant clear doorknob on the heavy front door and forcefully pulled it towards herself.
      • The bell rang again, and with a growl, Jessi stumbled towards the door and pulled it open.
      • She starts pulling me towards the door and I am forced to follow.
      • Quietly he moved towards the door, pulling it open just enough for him to squeeze through.
      • She grabbed Jack by the hand and tried to pull him towards the direction of Ayers Rock.
      • It's the steady rhythm that maintains the circle, not a steady pull on the lunge line. Don't hold his head and pull him toward you to keep him on a circle.
      • Finola grabbed both Scempt and Maylin's wrists and pulled them towards the door.
      • Two men jumped out of the vehicle, grabbing Alan's arms as they pulled him towards the car.
      • Aimée draped her carry-on bag over her shoulder and pulled the suitcase towards the door.
      • One friend had grabbed hold of his arm and pulled him towards the bank, but the force of the water was too strong and he was dragged under.
      • In your present condition I don't think there's any trick you could pull on it that'd be effective before I pull the trigger.
      • Smiling happily, Josh grabbed both of their hands and pulled them towards the doors.
      • Blair walked around the car and tried to pull Jim toward the door of their building.
      • He did not wait for an answer before grabbing her hand and beginning to pull her towards the door.
      • I take her hand in mine and pull her towards the door.
      • Someone in front of her grabbed her and started pulling her towards the door.
      • He cheered her on, pulling her towards his car, a brand new, red Corvette.

    • 1.2(in specified direction)

      pull your chair closer to the fire acerca / arrima la silla al fuego
      • could you pull the door to/the curtains, please? por favor, cierra la puerta/corre las cortinas
      • he was pulled from the rubble alive lo sacaron vivo de entre los escombros
      • she pulled him aside to talk to him se lo llevó a un lado para hablar con él
      • he pulled his hat down firmly over his ears se caló el sombrero hasta las orejas
      • they pulled him into the car lo metieron en el coche de un tirón
      • she was pulling her suitcase behind her arrastraba la maleta
      • the current pulled him under la corriente lo arrastró / se lo llevó al fondo
      • He didn't make a move to stop her or pull away from her.
      • A chill descends down my spine as I pull away from the Caddy.
      • I pull away from Jeremy, my left hand moving straight to my mouth.
      • Cathy tried to pull away from him but he wouldn't let her.
      • He tried to pull away from the men but he could not.

  • 2

    • 2.1(tug)

      tirar de
      jalar Latin America Southern Cone
      pull the chain jala la cadena Latin America Southern Cone
      • don't pull my hair! ¡no me tires del pelo!

    • 2.2(tear, detach)

      she pulled the toy to bits rompió / destrozó el juguete
      • we'll have to pull all the old paper off the wall vamos a tener que arrancar todo el papel viejo de la pared

    • 2.3(snag)

      I've pulled a thread in my sweater me he enganchado el suéter

  • 3

    • 3.1

      (nail/weeds) arrancar
      (tooth) sacar
      • It will have an extractor to pull the fired shell out of the chamber, and an ejector to kick it out of the gun.
      • Stumbling to her dresser, she pulled out the first things she saw and pulled them on.
      • The cry turned into a growl as it turned around completely, taking the arrow in its teeth and pulling it out.
      • The coleoptile could then be removed by carefully pulling it away from the kernel between the thumb and the forefinger.
      • An extractor pulls empty cases part way from the chamber, where they can be removed with your fingers.
      • She carefully removed her headdress and pulled the choir robe over her head.
      • At the bottom of the lever's stroke, the extractor pulls the spent cartridge partially from the chamber.
      • Trev went back to the bedroom to pull on clothes as Ford pulled the pizza box out of the fridge.
      • ‘We were supposedly to pull a name out of the hat as part of a game and I pulled out his,’ recalls Rona.
      • Sam pulled out her black book and opened it, pulling a pencil from her bag.
      • After brushing her teeth, she pulled the pins from her hair, letting it fall in waves down to her hips.
      • My hands trembling, I fumbled to remove my shoes and pull the boots on over my stockings.
      • She removed her hat and pulled the hair pins from her hair and let it hang loose down her back.
      • I turned around towards the door, pulling my spare key out of my purse and unlocking it, walking inside.
      • Tricia opened the fridge and pulled out a carton of milk, then pulled a saucer out of a cabinet.
      • Instead, an extractor pulls empties from the chamber just far enough to allow you to grip and remove them.
      • From behind his back, he pulled out a menu like he was a magician pulling a rabbit out of his hat.
      • I pulled out a comb and brushed my hair.
      • If the bead is screwed in place, remove the screws and pull it out with pliers.
      • She pulls a couple of chairs up to the window.

    • 3.2(take out)

      sacar
      he pulled out a $20 bill sacó un billete de 20 dólares
      • he pulled a knife/gun on them sacó un cuchillo/una pistola y los amenazó

    • 3.3Cooking

      (chicken/goose) desplumar

    • 3.4

      (pint/beer) tirar
      • The staff know what they're doing, and how to pull a pint, but will leave you in peace.
      • Pretend you've worked in a pub before, learn how to pull a decent pint and your laughing!

  • 4

    • 4.1informal

      (crowd/audience) atraer
      (votes) conseguir
      (votes) hacerse con
      • Although it has a large-screen TV, Miso pulls a youngish, clubby clientele more than a sports crowd.
      • Although predominantly a haunt of the over-35s, the Judges pulls a surprisingly diverse crowd.
      • Aimed at 16-34 year olds, it's trying to pull an audience with new series of guaranteed crowd pleasers such as Friends and ER.
      • It's a huge venue and I'm sure that even if they do pull a bigger than regular crowd on Friday - we'll all fit nicely.
      • I can't afford to have bands who won't pull the crowds.

    • 4.2informal (earn)

      embolsarse
      ganar
      • We skated there for a while and everyone seemed to be pulling the newest tricks.
      • The lefties on this site are pulling a classic liberal trick.
      • The riot was a dirty trick which was pulled off through the use of deception, and Bloggergate is the same thing.
      • I knew if I were his enemy he would've pulled one of those tricks out of his sleeve and cut me up in seconds.
      • Then we had the Minister pull the dirtiest trick I have seen in the parliamentary process in 30 years.

    • 4.3British slang informal

      (boy/girl) ligarse informal
      (girl/boy) levantarse South America informal
      • True, it is risky going on the pull in pretentious nightclubs if you are blind: you might just pull an ugly sister.
      • Within the meteorological fraternity will they henceforth be held in awe and get the best seats at the annual Christmas dance and pull the cutest weather girls?

    • 4.4informal

      (program/game/show) cancelar
      • An attempt to float the company for around £750m in 1999 was pulled due to lack of market interest.
      • You claim that when Ford pulled its adverts it had no effect.
      • Data may be pulled from a single knowledge base or multiple databases throughout the enterprise.
      • The image database continues to pull from Google at this point.
      • It considered pulling a huge advertising splurge for Martell in the US due to the boycott threats.
      • A radio advert has been pulled from the airwaves after complaints that it caused offence to disabled people.
      • By the time we got there, the entire site has been pulled, presumably by the school authorities.
      • Insurer Standard Life really should pull those smug, glossy television advertisements it is running.

  • 5informal

    (perform)
    don't you ever pull a stunt like that on me again no me vuelvas a hacer una faena así / una cosa semejante
    • what are you trying to pull? ¿qué es lo que pretendes?
    • don't you pull that stuff on me no me vengas con historias
  • 6

    • 6.1Medicine

      (muscle/tendon) desgarrarse
      • Broken noses, bad backs and pulled muscles seemed to lie everywhere.
      • Wright might not be able to start the opener because of a pulled stomach muscle.
      • The cramps possibly were a side effect of a pulled muscle suffered in winter ball last year.
      • The Jets weren't going to suffer a mass of broken bones, torn ligaments and pulled muscles on his watch.
      • When you're a trainer in the lower minors, you do more than tend to ankle sprains and pulled muscles.
      • This was no pulled muscle, Ivan thought as he crumpled against the doorway he had just walked through.
      • He rubbed at his neck, the pulled muscle had caused him agony all night but he hadn't dared to show it.
      • You guys must all paddle the same and all overcompensate somehow to have pulled that muscle.
      • You see a lot more strains and pulled muscles that can end up hampering the player all year long.
      • One recent anecdote - I've had a pulled muscle or something in my chest recently, from sneezing a lot last time I had a cold.
      • Whether a rolled ankle, a torn ligament or a pulled muscle, rare is the athlete who has not had to battle through physical pain.
      • He banged his head on the way over, hated the ground and did the splits over the first fence, pulling all the muscles in his chest.
      • I knew someone who pulled both their hamstring muscles because they didn't stretch.
      • Which means that this winter promises to be a blur of pounding damp London streets, probable pulled groin muscles and blisters.
      • When strain is put on the knee, the muscles around the kneecap can be pulled.
      • Flexible muscles are far less likely to be strained or pulled than tight ones.
      • Pleasurable when you get there but try not to pull a muscle or strain something else trying to saddle up.
      • She refused and subsequently suffered injuries to her shoulder, pulled muscles and bruises.
      • She felt like she had a back strain or pulled ligament in her right side above her hip.
      • Pain throbbed in pulled muscles and throughout a multitude of new cuts, bruises and scratches.

    • 6.2Cooking

      (toffee/candy/dough) estirar

  • 7

    (in golf)
    golpear hacia la izquierda
    • He pulled his first ball for four, and proceeded to hit every shot thereafter as hard as he could.
    • He went down the wicket even to bowlers of extreme pace with the intention of making them drop the ball short, and when they did so, he would cut or pull the ball savagely.
    • Attempted to pull one from outside off, and top-edged a catch to the bowler
    • After pulling the ball over midwicket, Cairns showed he was no one-trick pony.
    • Short balls, and some not very short, were pulled and hooked in a manner that must have surprised even Vaughan himself.
  • 8

    Printing
    (proof) tirar
    • Two proofs have been pulled and are propped side by side.
    • A proof sheet would be pulled, and read against the manuscript.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(drag, tug)

      tirar
      jalar Latin America Southern Cone
      [ S ]pull tirar Southern Cone Spain vulgar slang
      • to pull at/on sth jalar algo
      • she was pulling at my sleeve me estaba jalando la manga
      • I pulled on the rope with all my might tiré de la cuerda con todas mis fuerzas
      • the engine isn't pulling very well el motor no tira bien

    • 1.2(suck)

      to pull on / at sth darle una chupada a algo
      • He took a pull at his pipe.
      • Filling them in our imagination with rugs and pack saddles and couched animals and merchants pulling on hookahs.
      • He took another pull at the now half-gone smoke and leaned back again with a sudden hard grin.

  • 2

    • 2.1(move)

      to pull off the road salir de la carretera
      • to pull into the station entrar en la estación
      • to pull slowly up a hill subir una cuesta despacio

    • 2.2(row)

      remar
      pull for the shore rema hacia la orilla


noun

  • 1

    (tug)
    tirón masculine
    jalón masculine Latin America Southern Cone
    I gave a pull on the rope le di un tirón a la cuerda
    • each pull of the oars took us further from the shore cada golpe de remo nos alejaba más de la orilla
    • With a quick pull she managed to get a few chunks of hair on either side to fall out.
    • Finish the pull with a quick rotation to clear the shoulder and arm for the first recovery.
    • He gave it a quick pull to make sure it was secure.
    • With a single pull of a rope, one set of side wings are drawn off stage while the new panels simultaneously slide on in their place.
    • He gave a mighty pull and - look there - wiggling on the end of his tweezers was my beautiful nerve ending.
    • She reached out, she grabbed my hand, and with a quick pull I got her back to her feet.
    • With a quick pull of the reins, they headed back towards Benson Manor.
    • Slowly pulling the fly over the submerged branches it reached the edge of the danger zone, I let the fly drop down a few feet, then gave a couple of quick pulls.
    • From what I saw, it looked more like an accidental contact than a blatant pull across the head.
    • With a quick pull, Baxorth released his scimitar from the ground's clutches and took a couple steps to his left, toward his agile adversary.
  • 2

    • 2.1(pulling force)

      fuerza feminine
      the pull of gravity la fuerza de la gravedad
      • the pull of the current la fuerza de la corriente
      • an actor with tremendous box-office pull un actor muy taquillero
      • to go out on the pull salir a levantar
      • Although it poses no danger at all to the Earth at the moment, that could change if its orbit around the sun is deflected by the gravitational pull of a nearby planet.
      • The moon feels the gravitational pull of not only Earth but also the sun.
      • Now we have left the gravitational pull of the Earth.
      • The gravitational pull of the sun and moon cause a phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes, which makes the earth's axis move in a cone shape.
      • As the core of a massive star collapses, the pull of gravity is sufficiently strong to force protons and electrons to combine and form neutrons.
      • But as we haul ourselves against the pull of gravity and into the 21st century, we continue to have misgivings.
      • This is the point of no return, where matter is sucked into the black hole itself, where the gravitational pull is so great that not even light can escape - giving the black hole its name.
      • The strong pull of gravity from the collapsed star pulls material off the normal star.
      • The gravitational pull of the Moon provides the twice-daily tides on Earth as Earth spins under the Moon.
      • If you go in feet first, the gravitational pull will be much stronger on your shoes than your head, tending to make you instantly thinner and taller.
      • Then its own ion engine will take it, gradually, into bigger and bigger orbits, until the gravitational pull of the Moon takes over.
      • They are held up against the inward pull of gravity by the pressure of the electrons associated with the atoms of which they are made, acting like a kind of electron gas.
      • Now they've found that the centrifugal force of a spinning ring balances the pull of gravity all by itself.
      • The Sun, Earth and Moon were in alignment, which increased the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon on the Earth.
      • The gravitational pull of all of the planets combined on earth is almost nothing when compared to the gravitational pull of the sun on earth.
      • At the end of every straight the brake pedal would be mashed into the floor before the car was flung into the next curve, generating cornering forces well in excess of the gravitational pull of Earth.
      • The most familiar form of potential energy involves the pull of Earth's gravity.
      • It is fascinating to observe how they struggle to overcome both the pull of gravity and the force of waterfalls.
      • That unexpectedly collapses it into a black hole, a supermassive region with a gravitational pull so strong not even light can escape.
      • So why is the gravitational pull downward stronger than ever before?

    • 2.2(influence)

      influencia feminine
      • These factors helped Delors exert pull within the European Council, in which the Commission President is the only non-head of state or government who is a full member.
      • The smaller outfits will simply never have the political pull or advertising budget of the big guys.
      • Our young men are also susceptible to the media's pull.
      • Less rain would be good in the afternoon/evening, so if anyone has any pull with the weather folks, put in a good word, would you?
      • The cold reality is that boaters have absolutely zero political pull.
      • Up to now if you had political pull or you could pressurise those who had you shunted yourself up the priority list ahead of schools in greater need.
      • While the UK is number one in European biotechnology, there is far less market pull, especially within healthcare, in Europe compared with the US.
      • When it comes to things like videos, major labels have a lot of pull, where independent labels are pretty much blackballed.
      • A minor group in Kurdistan with little real pull or power.
      • In both cases White's Bishops should give him some pull.
      • The hereditary peers aren't the only ones with pull.
      • In retrospect, I think one of the things we didn't have is that we didn't have any political pull.
      • We expect that clergy will be appointed because they show appropriate spirituality and not because their families have some pull with the patron of the parish.
      • The High Commands of both countries were dominated by the old traditional cavalry regiments and their political pull was great.
      • The psalm-singing donkey bishop has political pull.
      • He has Southern charm, a Southern drawl and maybe some Southern pull.
      • Subsequently peer pressure and blackmail of friendship are often major contributing pull factors.
      • Smaller companies without political pull will be liquidated if they don't fill the quota; larger companies will be left alone.
      • While I'd like to believe that Stern doesn't have that much pull with his listeners, I know I'd just be kidding myself.
      • People without his political pull have spent years futilely trying to clear their names.

  • 3

    (on cigarette) chupada feminine
    (on cigarette) pitada feminine Latin America
    (on cigarette) calada feminine Spain
    (on drink) sorbo masculine
    • She takes a deep pull and starts coughing really hard and laughing at the same time.
    • She looked at him and took a long pull of her drink.
    • While waiting for a bus, remove a cigarette from pack and proceed to light. After taking 3 pulls, your bus should be there…!
    • Tahr took a pull of her drink, then stared at it as if wishing it were something stronger.
    • He kept the drink at his lips for an extra pull, feeling the alcohol burn a path from his tongue to his stomach.
    • He laughed a little, putting the pipe back in his mouth for a long pull.
    • WIM takes a pull from a handmade cigarette, scoops the bones up without looking, then casts them again.
    • My hand found the packet, and I slid out and lit a Marlboro, and took a long deep pull.
    • Did she hide bottles in the garden or the lavatory cistern and take a sneaky pull when she thought no one was looking?
    • Black & Mild cigars tasted a lot like black coffee from the initial pull.
  • 4

    (difficult journey)
    it was a hard pull up the hill la subida de la colina fue difícil
  • 5

    (in golf)
    golpe a la izquierda masculine
    • You should have a good snap of the elbow and wrist on the end of your stroke, finishing your pull fully extended, with your hand coming by your thigh.
    • Wood attacked strongly with some fierce pulls and hooks.
    • Proficient with all strokes, his best scoring stroke was the pull, played all along the ground between mid on to backward square leg.
    • He possesses a mean pull stroke, and does use his feet to the spinners, often clearing the ground in a jiffy.
    • He can whip the ball past mid-wicket in a flash, his straight-driving is out of the ordinary, and he can essay the pull stroke contemptuously.