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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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"We lost our way for about 10 minutes but then picked it up in the second half with Michael Carrick pulling the strings.
We elect people to parliament and they become puppets with the party leader pulling the strings -- in other words you have a dictatorship.
She may be pulling the strings in Europe but yesterday I was the one telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel how it was.
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And with the inspirational half-back pulling the strings, Rangers dominated the contest from start to finish.
And who are the people behind the scenes pulling the strings and placing stories in the papers.
I think we'll see Stevie Gerrard back pulling the strings in the centre of midfield while someone will occupy the right.
Gibson was pulling the strings in midfield and it was no surprise when following yet another super save from keeper Smith, he netted a beauty.
Alan Curbishley's men arrived full of confidence and, with John Barnes pulling the strings early on, looked capable of upsetting the form book.
The Tigers, with scrum-half Brent Sherwin pulling the strings, scored five tries at Wigan and look likely to add to that tally.
It appears to be bureaucracy pulling the strings and the football club suffering
Ed Harris sits in the gods, pulling the strings. The world watches, enthralled, as Truman begins to doubt the veracity of his existence.

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