pull down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pull down cause to come or go down "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect","The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
    • v pull down tear down so as to make flat with the ground "The building was levelled"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Barbers at one time combined shaving and haircutting with bloodletting and pulling teeth. The white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber pole represent the bandages used in the bloodletting.
    • Pull down to take down or apart: to demolish
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Love thy neighbor -- but don't pull down your hedge.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.”
  • Thomas J. Peters
    Thomas%20J.%20Peters
    “If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin%20Coolidge
    “Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker%20T.%20Washington
    “There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pullian; conn. with Low Ger. pulen, to pluck.

Usage

In literature:

You know that he never likes to see anybody else pull down the plums.
"The Banner Boy Scouts" by George A. Warren
When we had pulled them down to a foot pace we were safely out of rifle shot and there was space to count the cost.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
When the train reached Cairo, she pulled down her veil, got out, and drove to Shepheard's.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
In the inorganic world, chemical affinity builds up and pulls down.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
It was a desolate-looking place, inside and out, and it was a mercy when it was pulled down.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
I pulled the plug from the can and poured the spirits down.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
She said she'd have to see him, and converse with him, or otherwise she wouldn't go away till she'd pull down his castle.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
Knox wanted no pulling-down of stone edifices; he wanted leprosy and darkness to be thrown out of the lives of men.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
When Bunny Brown pulled down on the whistle cord in the railroad car, a very strange thing happened.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
He was very short, with a hat pulled down, hiding most of his face, but I think that he had a beard.
"Frontier Boys in Frisco" by Wyn Roosevelt
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In poetry:

`The land is desolate; our wives
And children cry for bread;
Arise, and pull the tyrant down!
Let Gwin be humblèd!'
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
"He wold pull downe my halles and castles,
And reave me of my lyfe:
And ever I feare that paynim kyng,
Iff I reave him of his wyfe."
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British
'Twere you that pulled the vengeance down
Upon his guiltless head:
Break, break, my heart! O burst, mine eyes!
And let my sorrows bleed.
"Hymn 95" by Isaac Watts
A thousand vines were climbing o'er
The hedge, I thought, but as I tried
To pull them down, for evermore
The flowers dropt off the other side!
"A Dream" by Alice Cary
"Yet pull not down my palace towers, that are
So lightly, beautifully built:
Perchance I may return with others there
When I have purged my guilt."
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The wealth, thou hast unjustly got, restore,
Or on thy house 'twill pull down Heaven's wrath;
The rest with it will not agree — no more
Than erst the ark did with the men of Gath.
"A Warning Against Oppression, And A Recommendation Of Restitution " by Rees Prichard

In news:

Against their wishes, do you favor pulling our people out and shutting down embassies near the anti-American riots.
In both cases, there can be ups, downs and a bit of turbulence/ In both, it's well worth pulling through and continuing the relationship.
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOV 30, 4:00 a.m. (AP) — Robert Covington scored 29 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Tennessee State to a 92-53 win over NAIA opponent Fisk on Monday night.
Robert Covington scored 29 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Tennessee State to a 92-53 win over NAIA opponent Fisk on Monday night.
Florence 's Jazmir Best, left, gets through the line but is eventually pulled down by Beach's Lucas Jordy (52).
Sophomore Alexis Rogers scored 16 points while pulling down 13 rebounds.
Kevin Foster scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and Fresno State rode a late 8-0 run to a 66-61 victory over Pacific on Friday night.
FRESNO , Calif.—Kevin Foster scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and Fresno State rode a late 8-0 run to a 66-61 victory over Pacific on Friday night.
FRESNO , Calif – Kevin Foster scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and Fresno State rode a late 8-0 run to a 66-61 victory over Pacific on Friday night.
Staples reported that it lost $596.3 million in its third quarter, pulled down by restructuring and impairment charges and lower revenue.
(AP) — Staples reported that it lost $596.3 million in its third quarter, pulled down by restructuring and impairment charges and lower revenue.
Kentucky's Brittany Henderson, left, pulls down a rebound next to High Point High Point 's Lindsay Puckett, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 80-46.
Sonoma's Ed Pomeroy gets set to pull down the Healdsburg quarterback in Friday night's game at Healdsburg.
Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday, Sept 11, 2012.
Covington made 10 of 11 shots en route to 26 points and pulled down 10 boards.
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In science:

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
Any bridge diagram is easily turned into an admissible link by pulling the α–curves up out of the plane in which the diagram is drawn and pushing the β –curves down.
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
Although it increases the T -parameter, this is rather nice, because a relatively heavy Higgs pulls down T [3, 5].
Constraints on Mass Spectrum of Fourth Generation Fermions and Higgs Bosons
This means that the continuous spectrum will approach zero when y is on the pseudo-plug region and it will be pulled down very fast towards minus infinity as T approaches B .
Linear Stability Analysis for Plane-Poiseuille Flow of an Elastoviscoplastic fluid with internal microstructure
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
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