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Poll vs. Pull: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
Poll is the process of voting in an election or survey, while pull is to exert force on something towards oneself.
Poll vs. Pull

Key Differences

Polls are a method of inquiry that involves questioning a representative sample, often used to gauge public opinion or voting intentions. Pull, by contrast, is a physical action where force is applied to bring an object closer or to follow in a particular direction.
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In polling, a group of people is asked for their opinions or choices, which are then recorded to represent the larger population. With pull, it's about applying a force to attract, such as when one pulls a door open or draws an object toward oneself.
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The term poll can also refer to the part of an animal's head, the area between the ears, while in a different context, pull can describe an attraction or influence, such as a city's cultural pull.
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Polling can be a tool for decision-making in politics, marketing, and social sciences, reflecting collective preferences or predictions. Pull can refer to influence, as in the gravitational pull of the moon or the pull of a charismatic leader.
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Polls often play a significant role in democracies during elections, where the term can also mean the place where votes are cast. Pull has various meanings, including the act of taking a puff on a cigarette or drawing liquid into one's mouth.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

A survey or vote
To exert force to move something closer
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Context

Data gathering, opinion measuring
Physical action, influence
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Secondary Meaning

Area on an animal's head
Attraction or influence
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Usage

Decision-making in various fields
Physical movement, attraction, influence
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Example

Election polling stations
Gravitational pull
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Poll and Pull Definitions

Poll

The head or a part of the head of an animal.
The horse was sensitive to touch on its poll.
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Pull

To exert force on something to move it towards oneself.
She had to pull the door to open it.
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Poll

A record of the number of votes cast.
The final poll showed a significant lead for the candidate.
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Pull

A force of attraction.
The magnet had a strong pull.
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Poll

The casting and registering of votes in an election.
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Pull

To attract or draw someone or something.
The festival's lineup pulled a large crowd.
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Poll

The number of votes cast or recorded.
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Pull

To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force
Pulled her chair up to the table.
Pulled the wagon down the street.
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Poll

The places where votes are cast and registered during an election, considered as a group
The polls close in this state at 8:00.
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Pull

To remove from a fixed position; extract
The dentist pulled the tooth.
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Poll

A place where votes are cast and registered
I went to the polls before work to cast a vote.
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Pull

To tug at; jerk or tweak
I pulled the lever until it broke.
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Poll

A survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information.
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Pull

To rip or tear; rend
The dog pulled the toy to pieces.
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Poll

The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows.
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Pull

To stretch (taffy, for example) repeatedly.
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Poll

The blunt or broad end of a tool such as a hammer or axe.
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Pull

To strain (a muscle, for example) injuriously.
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Poll

To receive (a given number of votes).
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Pull

(Informal) To attract; draw
A performer who pulls large crowds.
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Poll

To receive or record the votes of
Polling a jury.
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Pull

(Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use
Pull a gun.
Pulled a knife on me.
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Poll

To cast (a vote or ballot).
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Pull

(Informal) To remove
Pulled the car's engine.
Pulled the tainted meat product from the stores.
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Poll

To question in a survey; canvass.
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Pull

(Sports) To hit (a ball) so that it moves in the direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
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Poll

To cut off or trim (hair, horns, or wool, for example); clip.
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Pull

To operate (an oar) in rowing.
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Poll

To trim or cut off the hair, wool, branches, or horns of
Polled the sheep.
Polled the trees.
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Pull

To transport or propel by rowing.
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Poll

To vote at the polls in an election.
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Pull

To be rowed by
That boat pulls six oars.
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Poll

A survey of people, usually statistically analyzed to gauge wider public opinion.
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Pull

To rein in (a horse) to keep it from winning a race.
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Poll

A formal vote held in order to ascertain the most popular choice.
The student council had a poll to see what people want served in the cafeteria.
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Pull

(Printing) To produce (a print or an impression) from type.
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Poll

A polling place
The polls close at 8 p.m.
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Pull

To exert force in moving something toward the source of the force
Pull harder and the window will open.
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Poll

The result of the voting, the total number of votes recorded. can "poll" also have another sense synonymous with "electoral register"?
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Pull

To move in a certain direction or toward a certain goal
Pulled into the driveway.
Pulled even with the race leader.
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Poll

The head, particularly the scalp or pate upon which hair (normally) grows.
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Pull

To gain a position closer to an objective
Our team has pulled within three points of the league leader.
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Poll

(in extended senses of the above) A mass of people, a mob or muster, considered as a head count.
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Pull

To drink or inhale deeply
Pulled on the cold beer with gusto.
Pull on a cigarette.
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Poll

The broad or butt end of an axe or a hammer.
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Pull

(Nautical) To row a boat.
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Poll

The pollard or European chub, a kind of fish.
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Pull

(Informal) To express or feel great sympathy or empathy
We're pulling for our new president.
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Poll

A pet parrot.
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Pull

The act or process of pulling
Gave the drawer a pull.
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Poll

One who does not try for honors at university, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
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Pull

Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling
How much pull does this tugboat have?.
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Poll

(transitive) To take, record the votes of (an electorate).
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Pull

A sustained effort
A long pull across the mountains.
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Poll

(transitive) To solicit mock votes from (a person or group).
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Pull

Something, such as a knob on a drawer, that is used for pulling.
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Poll

(intransitive) To vote at an election.
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Pull

A deep inhalation or draft, as on a cigarette or of a beverage.
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Poll

To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters.
He polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
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Pull

(Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence
The lobbyist has pull with the senator.
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Poll

To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop.
To poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass
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Pull

(Informal) The ability to draw or attract; appeal
A star with pull at the box office.
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Poll

(transitive) To cut the hair of (a creature).
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Pull

To apply a force to (an object) so that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force.
When I give the signal, pull the rope.
You're going to have to pull harder to get that cork out of the bottle.
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Poll

(transitive) To remove the horns of (an animal).
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Pull

To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward oneself; to pluck.
To pull fruit from a tree
Pull flax
Pull a finch
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Poll

To remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop.
To poll a tree
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Pull

(transitive) To attract or net; to pull in.
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Poll

To (repeatedly) request the status of something (such as a computer or printer on a network).
The network hub polled the department’s computers to determine which ones could still respond.
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Pull

To persuade (someone) to have sex with one.
I pulled at the club last night.
He's pulled that bird over there.
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Poll

To be judged in a poll.
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Pull

(transitive) To remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability.
Each day, they pulled the old bread and set out fresh loaves.
The book was due to be released today, but it was pulled at the last minute over legal concerns.
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Poll

(obsolete) To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
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Pull

(transitive) To retrieve or generate for use.
I'll have to pull a part number for that.
This computer file is incorrect. Can we pull the old version from your backups?
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Poll

To impose a tax upon.
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Pull

(construction) To obtain (a permit) from a regulatory authority.
It's the contractor's responsibility to pull the necessary permits before starting work.
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Poll

To pay as one's personal tax.
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Pull

To do or perform.
He regularly pulls 12-hour days, sometimes 14.
You'll be sent home if you pull another stunt like that.
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Poll

To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, especially for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
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Pull

(with 'a' and the name of a person, place, event, etc.) To copy or emulate the actions or behaviour that is associated with the person or thing mentioned.
He pulled an Elvis and got really fat.
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Poll

(legal) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation
A polled deed
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Pull

To toss a frisbee with the intention of launching the disc across the length of a field.
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Poll

(of kinds of livestock which typically have horns) Bred without horns, and thus hornless.
Poll Hereford
Red Poll cows
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Pull

(intransitive) To row.
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Poll

A parrot; - familiarly so called.
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Pull

To achieve by rowing on a rowing machine.
I pulled a personal best on the erg yesterday.
It had been a sort of race hitherto, and the rowers, with set teeth and compressed lips, had pulled stroke for stroke.
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Poll

One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
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Pull

To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
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Poll

The head; the back part of the head.
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Pull

(transitive) To strain (a muscle, tendon, ligament, etc.).
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Poll

A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
We are the greater poll, and in true fearThey gave us our demands.
The muster file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand poll.
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Pull

To draw (a hostile non-player character) into combat, or toward or away from some location or target.
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Poll

Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
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Pull

(UK) To score a certain number of points in a sport.
How many points did you pull today, Albert?
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Poll

The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
All soldiers quartered in place are to remove . . . and not to return till one day after the poll is ended.
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Pull

(horse-racing) To hold back, and so prevent from winning.
The favourite was pulled.
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Poll

The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
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Pull

To take or make (a proof or impression); so called because hand presses were worked by pulling a lever.
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Poll

The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
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Pull

To strike the ball in a particular manner. (See noun sense.)
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Poll

The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
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Pull

(UK) To draw beer from a pump, keg, or other source.
Let's stop at Finnigan's. The barman pulls a good pint.
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Poll

To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.
When he [Absalom] pollled his head.
His death did so grieve them that they polled themselves; they clipped off their horse and mule's hairs.
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Pull

(intransitive) To take a swig or mouthful of drink.
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Poll

To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; - sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.
Who, as he polled off his dart's head, so sure he had decreedThat all the counsels of their war he would poll off like it.
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Pull

To pull out from a yard or station; to leave.
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Poll

To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
Which polls and pills the poor in piteous wise.
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Pull

To pluck or pick (flowers, fruit etc.).
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Poll

To impose a tax upon.
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Pull

(sports) Command used by a target shooter to request that the target be released/launched.
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Poll

To pay as one's personal tax.
The man that polled but twelve pence for his head.
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Pull

An act of pulling applying force toward oneself.
He gave the hair a sharp pull and it came out.
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Poll

To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
Polling the reformed churches whether they equalize in number those of his three kingdoms.
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Pull

An attractive force which causes motion towards the source.
The spaceship came under the pull of the gas giant.
Iron fillings drawn by the pull of a magnet
She took a pull on her cigarette.
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Poll

To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
And poll for points of faith his trusty vote.
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Pull

An advantage over somebody; a means of influencing.
The hypnotist exerted a pull over his patients.
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Poll

To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee poll.
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Pull

Any device meant to be pulled, as a lever, knob, handle, or rope.
A zipper pull
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Poll

To vote at an election.
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Pull

Something in one's favour in a comparison or a contest.
In weights the favourite had the pull.
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Poll

An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
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Pull

Or attraction (e.g. of a movie star).
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Poll

The top of the head
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Pull

The situation where a client sends out a request for data from a server, as in server pull, pull technology
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Poll

The part of the head between the ears
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Pull

A journey made by rowing.
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Poll

A tame parrot
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Pull

(dated) A contest; a struggle.
A wrestling pull
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Poll

The counting of votes (as in an election)
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Pull

Loss or violence suffered.
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Poll

Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
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Pull

(colloquial) The act of drinking; a mouthful or swig of a drink.
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Poll

Vote in an election at a polling station
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Pull

(cricket) A type of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the on side; a pull shot.
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Poll

Get the votes of
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Pull

(golf) A mishit shot which travels in a straight line and (for a right-handed player) left of the intended path.
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Poll

Convert into a pollard;
Pollard trees
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Pull

A single impression from a handpress.
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Poll

A process of voting or surveying.
They conducted a poll to predict the election outcome.
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Pull

(printing) A proof sheet.
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Poll

To take a count of votes or opinions.
The organization polled its members on the new policy.
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Pull

To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows.
He put forth his hand . . . and pulled her in.
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Poll

To question for public opinion.
News channels frequently poll viewers for their opinions.
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Pull

To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate.
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Pull

To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
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Pull

To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
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Pull

To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
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Pull

To take or make, as a proof or impression; - hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
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Pull

To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
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Pull

The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
I awakened with a violent pull upon the ring which was fastened at the top of my box.
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Pull

A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
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Pull

A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
Two pulls at once;His lady banished, and a limb lopped off.
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Pull

A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
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Pull

The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
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Pull

The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
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Pull

Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
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Pull

A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
The pull is not a legitimate stroke, but bad cricket.
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Pull

The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you;
The pull up the hill had him breathing harder
His strenuous pulling strained his back
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Pull

The force used in pulling;
The pull of the moon
The pull of the current
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Pull

Special advantage or influence;
The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
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Pull

A device used for pulling something;
He grabbed the pull and opened the drawer
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Pull

A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments;
The wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
He was sidelined with a hamstring pull
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Pull

A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke);
He took a puff on his pipe
He took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
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Pull

A sustained effort;
It was a long pull but we made it
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Pull

Cause to move along the ground by pulling;
Draw a wagon
Pull a sled
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Pull

Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes;
Her good looks attract the stares of many men
The ad pulled in many potential customers
This pianist pulls huge crowds
The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
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Pull

Move into a certain direction;
The car pulls to the right
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Pull

Apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion;
Pull the rope
Pull the handle towards you
Pull the string gently
Pull the trigger of the gun
Pull your kneees towards your chin
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Pull

Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation;
Perpetrate a crime
Pull a bank robbery
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Pull

Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover;
Draw a weapon
Pull out a gun
The mugger pulled a knife on his victim
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Pull

Steer into a certain direction;
Pull one's horse to a stand
Pull the car over
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Pull

Strain abnormally;
I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up
The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition
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Pull

Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense;
A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter
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Pull

Operate when rowing a boat;
Pull the oars
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Pull

Rein in to keep from winning a race;
Pull a horse
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Pull

Tear or be torn violently;
The curtain ripped from top to bottom
Pull the cooked chicken into strips
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Pull

Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing;
Pull the ball
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Pull

Strip of feathers;
Pull a chicken
Pluck the capon
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Pull

Draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense;
Pull weeds
Extract a bad tooth
Take out a splinter
Extract information from the telegram
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Pull

Take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for;
We all rooted for the home team
I'm pulling for the underdog
Are you siding with the defender of the title?
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Pull

Take away;
Pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf
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Pull

An act of taking in a draft of smoke.
He took a long pull from his cigarette.
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Pull

To withdraw from participation.
He decided to pull from the race due to injury.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What is a poll?

A survey or collection of opinions on a subject.
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Nov 23, 2023

Can poll be used as a verb?

Yes, as in polling a group for their opinions.
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What does it mean to pull something?

To exert force on it to move it toward yourself.
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Are polls reliable?

They can be, if properly designed and sampled.
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How often are polls conducted?

It varies, from daily tracking to less frequent intervals.
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Is pull always a physical action?

No, it can also refer to an influence or attraction.
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Do polls influence elections?

They can, by affecting public perception and media coverage.
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Can pull mean to remove?

Yes, as in pulling a product from the market.
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Is there a phrase "pull together"?

Yes, it means to work collectively towards a goal.
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What does "pull your own weight" mean?

To do your fair share of work.
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What's a pull-up?

An exercise where you pull yourself up on a bar.
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What does "pull in" mean?

To arrive at a destination, especially for vehicles.
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What's a political poll?

A survey measuring public opinion on political matters.
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Can anyone create a poll?

Yes, but methodology affects its accuracy.
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What is an exit poll?

A survey of voters taken immediately after they've voted.
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What does it mean to pull strings?

To use influence to get what you want.
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What does "pull off" mean?

To succeed in doing something difficult.
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How are poll results reported?

Typically in percentages or as a count of responses.
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Are online polls accurate?

They can be skewed and are less controlled than scientific polls.
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What's the meaning of "pull apart"?

To dissect or to cause to separate into pieces.
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