Definitions for pulling
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word 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"
Pulling is the act of exerting force on something in order to cause movement towards the source of the force. It often involves holding onto an object and applying a force that draws it closer. It is the opposite action of pushing, which moves an object away from the source of the force.
Pulling is a BBC comedy series, produced by Silver River Productions and broadcast on BBC Three, about three single female friends who live in Penge, south-east London. It was co-written by Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly and stars Sharon Horgan as Donna, Tanya Franks as Karen, Rebekah Staton as Louise and Cavan Clerkin as Karl. Pulling was the last comedy show developed by Harry Thompson before his death. The first series of six episodes was first shown in 2006 on BBC Three, then repeated on BBC Two in early 2008. A second six-episode series of Pulling aired on BBC Three from 23 March to 27 April 2008 and a final one-hour episode aired on BBC Three on 17 May 2009. In Australia, series one and two was first aired back-to-back on ABC2 each Thursday at 10pm from 5 March 2009 although the final one-hour episode is yet to be screened by the network. Repeats have been screening on rotation through UKTV. In 2007, the series was BAFTA nominated for Best Situation Comedy while Horgan won a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Entertainment Actress in 2008. In the same year, it was announced that Pulling had been cancelled by BBC Three.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The act of rowing with oars; as, "Pull the starboard oars," "Pull together."
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pulling is ranked #42858 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Pulling surname appeared 505 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pulling.
89.9% or 454 total occurrences were White.
5.9% or 30 total occurrences were Black.
1.9% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.5% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pulling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4054
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pulling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2511
The numerical value of pulling in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of pulling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
It's about pulling us together, not pulling us apart.
Half the failures of this world arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.
A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.
Turns the car on, jams it (into) drive and mashes the accelerator. He wasn't slowly pulling away. (Tensing) feared for his life. He thought he was going to be sucked under the car that was pulling away from him. He thought he was going to get sucked under and killed.
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