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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.
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A colloquial term for a muscle strain.
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Patient discussion about pull

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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"Those who are affected by any recommendations often hide behind the cost considerations," explains NTSB board member John Goglia, a gregarious former aircraft mechanic who doesn't pull punches. "They're very good at making sure that any and all direct and indirect costs ...
The author does not pull punches where necessary, and in consequence has produced a history that is supported by a comprehensive review not just of events, but of factors responsible for them.
And the Azkals refused to pull punches with Stephan Schrock booked for a late challenge on Daisuke Sato.
He will front Good Morning Scotland two mornings a week in run-up to the big vote and he won't pull punches. But I have a question for him.
Pull punches, and it's easy to be labeled a powder-puff, suck-up and shill.
And if you don't believe me ask author Mark Gold whose The Boys from the Black Country (Sports Books, pounds 7.99) lightheartedly refuses to pull punches and lands some lusty blows along the way - some smack on Hoddle's protruding jaw.
Not to put too fine a word on it, it targeted the establishment figures in the area in which the paper circulated - and, because it didn't pull punches, it was one of the better read columns.
"My officers will be there to tell drivers just what it is like to have to deal with a horrific road accident, and they will not pull punches."
He will be on hand to offer tips on singing and song writing to the lucky 13,but has also promised not to pull punches on those whose performances don't come up to scratch.
It promises to be a no-holds-barred account of the squad's two months in Australia, and Henry is not a man to pull punches.