Definition of Pull wires

1. Verb. Influence or control shrewdly or deviously. "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"

Exact synonyms: Manipulate, Pull Strings
Generic synonyms: Act Upon, Influence, Work
Derivative terms: Manipulation, Manipulative



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull Wires

pull the plug
pull the reins in on someone
pull the reins in on something
pull the rug out from under someone
pull the string
pull the trigger
pull the wool over somebody's eyes
pull the wool over someone's eyes
pull through
pull together
pull up
pull up a pew
pull up short
pull up stakes
pull up stumps
pull wires (current term)
pulla
pullable
pullbacks
pulldown
pulldowns
pulled
pulled a train
pulled one's head in
pulled one's own weight
pulled one's weight
pulled over
pulled pork
pulled teeth

Literary usage of Pull wires

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1. Audels Engineers and Mechanics Guide by Frank Duncan Graham (1921)
"If wires can not be pushed by hand they shold be pulled or snaked in by attaching them to snake wires. Do not attempt to pull wires into runs of conduit ..."

2. Electric Light for the Farm by Norman Hugh Schneider (1911)
"It is a hard job for a novice to pull wires down alone and an assistant is of service upstairs who can feed the loomed wires down and keep them from kinking ..."

3. Hydro-electric Power Stations by David Barker Rushmore, Eric A. Lof (1917)
"Do not pull wires through conduits with a block and tackle, as it will not only injure the insulation, but wedge the wires in such shape that they cannot be ..."

4. The Winston Simplified Dictionary: Including All the Words in Common Use by William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer (1919)
"... u. to pull wires to secure promoton: •• * to bind with wire: stiffen with wire; thread on wire; colloquially, to send a message to by telegraph. ..."

5. Encyclopedia of Engineering: A Treatise on Boilers, Steam Engines, the by International School of Engineering (1906)
"For • FIGURE 141. larger wires th'e holes must be bored as straight as possible, otherwise it will be difficult to pull wires through. ..."

6. American Electricians' Handbook: A Reference Book for Practical Electrical by Terrell Croft (1921)
"Vs it is almost impossible to pull wires through a fitting of .this •iind after it is in place it is therefore held to a coupling on the end >f the conduit ..."

7. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1864 You pull wires, and play puppets, and lie to the people whom you make your dupes.—JG Holland, ' Letters to the Joneses,' p. 274. Wistar-Party. ..."

8. American Electricians' Handbook: A Reference Book for Practical Electrical by Terrell Croft (1913)
"Vs it is almost impossible to pull wires through a fitting of this dnd after it is in place it is therefore held to coupling on the end if the conduit with ..."

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