To pull down

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To pull down to demolish; to destroy; to degrade; as, to pull down a house.
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Quotations

  • Calvin Coolidge
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    “Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”

Usage

In literature:

You been too easy with her all your life; pull her down now and keep her nose p'inted close to the compass.
"The Tides of Barnegat" by F. Hopkinson Smith
I cannot consent to be twice pulled down to my brother's level.
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
He pulled down the blind of the window exposing them to the square, and led her into the light to see her face.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
It 's no use to pull his neck down to the water.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
I advised him to pull the house down and let the land out for building leases.
"The Secret Passage" by Fergus Hume
I heard her sobbing, and I saw Thornton kissing her again and again, and then the woman pulled his blond head down close to her face.
"Back to God's Country and Other Stories" by James Oliver Curwood
He pulled up his window and was going to lie down again, when some one knocked, and Frank Whitwell stood at the door.
"The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete" by William Dean Howells
Blind to the nature of tragedy, he pulled down all antiquity on his head, and buried himself under it.
"Lives of the Poets: Gay, Thomson, Young, and Others" by Samuel Johnson
Even as he looked, the girl went to it and pulled down the shade.
"The River's End" by James Oliver Curwood
My impulse was to pull down the shade between us, but I had not the heart.
"The Mayor's Wife" by Anna Katherine Green
Now I don't want to drive your father to pull down this house, so I'll go to-morrow.
"The Kellys and the O'Kellys" by Anthony Trollope
What I should like would be to pull down the house at Belton and build another.
"The Belton Estate" by Anthony Trollope
Hence theories, poetics, and systems were to be broken up, and the old plastering which covered the fagade of art was to be pulled down.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
On this we pulled up, and I desired Mr. Stuart to dismount and sit down.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
The miller had brought his half-mad team to the mill and pulled the mules down right beside the Cameron's automobile.
"Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill" by Alice B. Emerson
Pulling this out, I sat down to think matters over.
"True to Himself" by Edward Stratemeyer
He is so pulled down, I must have him at home to get him right again; and there are all his clothes to look over!
"Magnum Bonum" by Charlotte M. Yonge
She buried her face in her hands, lacking the courage to cross the room and pull down the blind.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
She pulled the rowboat to one side and called to the helmswoman of the "Red Rover" not to run her down.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat" by Janet Aldridge
The effect of this was, that the ice diminished considerably, and they were obliged to pull down the wall again.
"Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland" by George Forrest Browne
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In poetry:

He pulls the alarm bell
At slightest excuse--
And down to thy grave
Will pursue with abuse.
"Gossip" by Ivan Nikitin
`Pull down the tyrant to the dust,
Let Gwin be humblèd,'
They cry, `and let ten thousand lives
Pay for the tyrant's head.'
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
But when I sang my "Rattling Boy from Dublin Town",
The audience were like to pull the house down
With the hearty applause they showered upon me,
Because I sang the song so merrily.
"Lines in Praise of the Lyric Club Banquet" by William Topaz McGonagall
I got the blind on him with a terrible fight
Cinched on the saddle and girdled it tight
Then I steps up on him and pulled down the blind
And sat there in the saddle to see him unwind.
"The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher
Thy neighbour's vineyard seek not to obtain:
Oppression daily pulls God's vengeance down:
For if thou thus shou'dst Naboth's portion gain,
Thou for that sin shalt forfeit Israel's crown.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
"Now break your shield asunder, and shatter sign and boss,
Unmeet for peasant-wedded arms, your knightly knee across.
And pull me down your castle from top to basement wall,
And let your plough trace furrows in the ruins of your hall!"
"King Volmer and Elsie" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The milk ad website, formerly everythingidoiswrong.org, has been pulled down and traffic redirected to gotdiscussion.org.
Wael Ghonim, the Google product manager who helped pull together the popular demonstrations that forced Hosni Mubarak to step down as Egypt's president, is the hero of the hour.
Stacey London is to the rescue to give you the booty basics for slimming down your backside and pulling off those white pants you've been dying to wear.
The goal, if you hadn't guessed, is to pull down the opponent's pole within two or three minutes.
Broncos cornerback Dre Bly (32) pulls down Cleveland's Josh Cribbs after a 21-yard gain on an end-around to the Browns' 43-yard line in the fourth quarter Thursday night.
Try to keep a cool head if you get pulled aside for pat downs.
ATHENS, Ga.—Jasmine Hassell scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead No 10 Georgia Sunday to a 70-38 rout of Belmont , her mother's alma mater.
The Celtics don't do well at pulling down offensive rebounds, but coach Doc Rivers does not see that as anything to worry about.
According to the boy, not only did his classmates force him to pull down his pants.
CC Sabathia said whatever Cliff Lee pulls down won't lead to the Yankees' ace exercising an opt out clause in his contract after next year.
The Rev-A-Shelf 5PD Pull Down Shelf Organizer is a solution for hard-to-reach shelves.
To Groov 17, I really thought I had the right of way coming down the street since I believe you were pulling out of the gas station.
How to Install a Pull -Down Faucet.
The 5PD Series from Rev-A-Shelf is a chrome-plated two-tier pull -down shelf that brings hard-to-reach items down 10" while pulling out 14-3/4" from the cabinet.
SMW Autoblok says its TX Pull -Down chuck features repeatability of up to 0 0004?
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In science:

S × S , and we denote abusively by (−L) ⊠ (−L) the pull-back of the line bundle (−L) ⊠ (−L) on S × S to ^S × S via the blowing-down map.
Green's canonical syzygy conjecture for generic curves of odd genus
This means a simple script can be written to pull down a web page, parse it HTML and extract a data into table format.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
We often don’t write down the pull-back explicitly to simplify notation. D -branes and other extended objects appear all over this thesis.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Since a sudden increase in the amplitude of the magnetic field would diminish the dynamo activity by reducing α given by (2) and thereby pull down the amplitude again (a decrease in the amplitude would do the opposite), the αquenching mechanism tends to lock the system to a stable mode once the system relaxes to it.
Dynamo models of grand minima
Voltage of ST node is low: when, voltage of ST node is low, the voltage of BL pulled down to low voltage by PMOS access transistor.
Design and modelling of different SRAM's based on CNTFET 32nm technology
Levels with low orbital angular momentum ℓ are then pushed up relatively to those with large ℓ that are pulled down.
Beyond-mean-field study of the possible "bubble" structure of 34Si
We want to write down the equations on Fq ,N , which are the pull-backs of the equations of the N th q–deformed KdV hierarchy.
Deformations of the KdV hierarchy and related soliton equations
While the admixture of excited states would tend to raise ε0 , the interaction is strong enough to pull the ε0(τ ) down as the applied field increases.
Coupling curvature to a uniform magnetic field; an analytic and numerical study
We can see that first l rolls down to the displaced minimum and then pull back to the origin, as explained in the previous section.
Late-time Affleck-Dine baryogenesis after thermal inflation
Pull-down capture caused by the mass growth of the planet after the GC would not be possible given the impact is assumed to have occurred at the end of the accretion process when there was no more mass to be accreted by the planet.
Constraints to Uranus' Great Collision. IV. The Origin of Prospero
If the Uranian irregulars belong to individual captures and relating the origin of the outer uranian system to a common formation process, gas drag by Uranus’ envelope and pull-down capture seem to be implausible.
Constraints to Uranus' Great Collision. IV. The Origin of Prospero
The effect of this is that the ranked item’s negative score tries to pull down the score of its nearby vertices and so on.
Diversity in Ranking using Negative Reinforcement
This large amplitude synchronized state may also survive down to α = 0, i.e. even in the absence of the nonlinear frequency pulling.
Synchronization by Reactive Coupling and Nonlinear Frequency Pulling
The present PDG determination of as from heavy quarkonium pulls down the global as average noticeably, due to an error that has been largely underestimated .
QCD Effective Field Theories for Heavy Quarkonium
Therefore one needs to find a special powerful mixing mechanism to pull its mass from 2.6 GeV down to 1.835 GeV.
X(1835): A Natural Candidate of $\eta^\prime$'s Second Radial Excitation
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