Definitions starting with P

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pull

[OED, to lower or depress in health] v. (of illnesses) to cause to lose weight: Sickness is pulling her down (White). (Gen.)

—adj. drawn, weak, gaunt (used in predicate posi­tion): She pull from she was in the hospital (Nas­sau). = SUCK (Inagua, San Sal.)

Tags: adjective, anatomy, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-22 04:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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