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Pull, vb. to draw, to tug, to pluck; absol.: “thou hast to p. at a smack o' the contrary,” All's II, 3, 237 (at a taste of folly, as at a vessel. cf. Smack). Trans.: “I'll p. thee by the lesser legs,” Tp. II, 2, 108. “--ed the law upon you,” Meas. II, 1, 16. “we'll p. his plumes,” H6A III, 3, 7. “let them p. all about mine ears,” Cor. III, 2, 1. “p. her out of Acheron,” Tit. IV, 3, 44. “you --ed me by the cloak,” Caes. I, 2, 215. “ne'er p. your hat upon your brows,” Mcb. IV, 3, 208. “her garments . . . --ed the poor wretch . . . to muddy death,” Hml. IV, 7, 183. hales and “--s me,” Oth. IV, 1, 144. With adverbs: “doth backward p. our slow designs,” All's I, 1, 233. “shall all our houses be --ed down,” Meas. I, 2, 105. “p. down the Savoy,” H6B IV, 7, 1. “hath --ed fair England down,” I, 1, 259 (brought down, brought low). “the weight that --ed me down,” H8 III, 2, 408. “'tis pride that --s the country down,” Oth. II, 3, 98. “I p. in resolution,” Mcb. V, 5, 42 (== lose confidence).* to p. off == to take off (ornaments or articles of dress): Shr. II, 4. Caes. I, 2, 289. Mcb. V, 3, 54. Lr. IV, 6, 177. “profound respects do p. you on,” John III, 1, 318. “unless his teeth be --ed out,” H6B IV, 7, 19. “--ed out thy tongue,” As I, 1, 64. “the weeds . . . . are --ed up root and all by Bolingbroke,” R2 III, 4, 52 (Qq plucked).
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