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1. to strain a muscle.
2. the injury sustained in a muscle strain.


verb To remove a drug from the marketplace, usually because of adverse reactions.
Sexology verb
A primarily British usage, meaning:
(1) To kiss someone;
(2) To initiate a seduction;
(3) To attract (pull) a sexually desirable person in one’s immediate surroundings.


A colloquial term for a muscle strain.


to remove a sick animal from a pen in a feedlot for treatment. See also daily pull and dead records.

pull rate
a daily percentage of the cattle in a feedlot which are pulled out of the feeding pens and relegated to the hospital yards or sent for emergency slaughter.

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Q. Pulling pain in anus. Dear friends, I am 32. I feel a Pulling pain in anus sometimes while i finish passing stool and some times when i sit for long time. No bleeding so far. Is it a symptoms of piles? If so what can be done to cure it without going to doctor or operation. Please help me. This pain makes me to feel that i am very old.

A. horsechestnut is supposed to help...here is some info about it:

but i wouldn't get my hopes high.

Q. What would you do if a friend showed up to your house and pulled out a quarter pound of cocaine? True story: What would you do if a friend showed up to your house and pulled out a quarter pound of cocaine, and a bunch of other narcotics all bagged up individually, and then asked if you wanted the first go at them?

A. First of all, I'd probably go ‘Hey, what do you think you are DOING with all that! And why the hell are you at my house with this load of rubbish?? But then I'd probably calm down a bit, and we'd go round to the police station, just round the corner from my place and hand it in. I have a lot more conscience now than I used to and there is no way I am going to encourage a situation like this!

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A bit like a convention of butchers pulling the plug because there IS steak on the menu.
A CHARITY has been accused of pulling the plug on vulnerable Welsh youngsters while going on a pounds 12m spending spree.
Simply pulling the plug on office equipment overnight could save up to 7 TWh per year, the LBNL scientists calculate.
The MVNO model is not attractiveCoespecially in the US marketCoand content as a cost-lever is not enough to sustain a business model says Pyramid Research's latest Analyst Insight, in light of last week's announcement that Disney is pulling the plug on Mobile ESPN.
Summary: More than 1,000 jobs were under threat today after retailer Carphone Warehouse announced it was pulling the plug on its Best Buy stores in the UK.

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