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soft pronunciación
adjective
1 easily yielding or changing shape when pressed; pliable or malleable.
2 easily yielding to pressure.
3 easily cut.
4 said of fabric, etc: having a smooth surface or texture producing little or no friction.
5 pleasing or soothing to the senses; quiet a soft voice .
6 having little brightness; not glaring or brash soft colours .
7 kind or sympathetic, especially excessively so.
8 not able to endure rough treatment or hardship.
9 lacking strength of character; easily influenced.
10 colloq weak in the mind; simple soft in the head .
11 stupid or naive; weak Don't be soft!
12 said of a person: out of training; in an unfit condition.
13 weakly sentimental.
14 mineralogy easily scratched.
15 said of water: low in or free from mineral salts and so lathering easily.
16 said of coal: bituminous.
17 tender; loving or affectionate soft words .
18 colloq requiring little effort; easy a soft job .
19 said of diet: consisting of semi-liquid and easily-digestible foods.
20 said of drugs: not severely addictive.
21 soft-core.
22 with moderate rather than hardline or extreme policies the soft left .
23 phonetics , non-technical said of the consonants c and g : pronounced as a fricative as in dance and age respectively, rather than as a stop, as in can and gate .
24 finance
a said of prices, markets, etc: inclined to drop in value;
b said of currency: not in great demand, usually due to a weakness in the balance of payments system.
25 said of radiation: having short wavelengths and therefore not highly penetrating.
adverb softly; gently speaks soft .
[Anglo-Saxon softe ]
softly adverb .
softness noun .
be or go soft on someone colloq
1 to be lenient towards them.
2 to be infatuated with them.
soft spot see separate entry.


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pull
verb (pulled , pulling )
1 tr & intr to grip something or someone strongly and draw or force it or them towards oneself; to tug or drag.
2 (also pull something out or up) to remove or extract (a cork, tooth, weeds, etc) with this action.
3 to operate (a trigger, lever or switch) with this action.
4 to draw (a trailer, etc).
5 to open or close (curtains or a blind).
6 (often pull something on someone) to produce (a weapon) as a threat to them.
7 a tr & intr to row;
b intr (often pull away, off, etc ) said of a boat: to be rowed or made to move in a particular direction.
8 to draw (beer, etc) from a cask by operating a lever.
9 intr
a said of a driver or vehicle: to steer or move (in a specified direction) pulled right ;
b said of a vehicle or its steering: to go or direct (towards a specified direction), usually because of some defect.
10 sport in golf, football, etc: to strike (a ball) incorrectly, causing it to veer away from its intended course.
11 cricket to hit (a short-pitched ball) in front of the wicket on the leg side.
12 to execute strokes with (an oar) in rowing.
13 intr said of an engine or vehicle: to produce the required propelling power.
14 (usu pull at or on something) to inhale and exhale smoke from (a cigarette, etc); to draw or suck at it.
15 to attract (a crowd, votes, etc).
16 to strain (a muscle or tendon).
17 printing to print (a proof).
18 tr & intr , slang to pick up (a sexual partner).
noun
1 an act of pulling.
2 attraction; attracting force.
3 useful influence has some pull with the education department .
4 a drag at a pipe; a swallow of liquor, etc.
5 a tab, etc for pulling.
6 a stroke made with an oar.
7 printing a proof.
8 slang a sexual partner, especially a casual one.
[Anglo-Saxon pullian to pluck, draw or pull]
pull a fast one to trick or cheat someone.
pull something apart or to pieces
1 to rip or tear it; to reduce it to pieces.
2 to criticize it severely.
pull one's punches to be deliberately less hard-hitting than one might be.
pull the other one a dismissive expression used by the speaker to indicate that they are not being fooled by what has just been said.
pull someone up short
1 to check someone, often oneself.
2 to take them aback. Other idioms containing -pull- can be found under one of the other significant words, eg pull someone's leg is under leg.
pull ahead of or away from someone or something
1 to get in front of them or it; to gain a lead over them or it.
2 to leave them or it behind.
pull something back to withdraw it or make it withdraw or retreat.
pull something down to demolish (a building, etc).
pull in
1 said of a train: to arrive and halt at a station.
2 said of a driver or vehicle: to move to the side of the road.
pull someone in colloq to arrest them.
pull something in slang to make (money), especially a large amount.
pull something off colloq to arrange or accomplish it successfully pull off a deal .
pull something on to put on (an item of clothing) hastily.
pull out
1 to withdraw from combat, or from a competition, project, etc. See also pull-out.
2 intr said of a driver or vehicle: to move away from the kerb or into the centre of the road to overtake.
pull over said of a driver or vehicle: to move to the side of or off the road and stop.
pull round or through to recover from an illness.
pull together to work together towards a common aim; to co-operate.
pull up said of a driver, vehicle or horse: to stop.
pull someone up to criticize them or tell them off.
pull up on or with someone or something to catch up with or draw level with them or it.
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