1.1 pull sth hard or suddenly Another tug
and it came loose. She tugged off her
shoes. He tugged at his coat’s sleeve.
An overwhelming tug of attraction.
2.1 twist or pull sharply (szczypnięcie w nos/policzek; pociągnięcie za
ucho) He tweaked the boy’s ear. He leaned a little farther over the
table, purposely reaching for one of her braids and giving it a
3.1 pull or twist sb/sth suddenly and violently He grabbed the gun
and wrenched it upward from my hand. She wrenched
herself free of his grip. The betrayal wrenched at her heart.
With a wrench he wriggled free.
4.1 a qucik,sharp,sudden movement a spasmodic
muscular twitch move or cause to move with a jerk
prepare (meat) by marinating it in spices and
drying or barbecuing it over a wood fire:jerked
beef He gave a sudden jerk of his head. She was
about to scream when she felt a sudden jerk. With
a jerk of his wrist he splashed the water on his
face. a knee-jerk reponse/reaction - automatic and
unthinking (lekarz + młotek + kolano = reakcja)
5.1 forcibly pull sth from a person’s grasp: She tried
to wrest her arm from his hold.
5.2 take (something, especially power or control) from
someone or something else after considerable
effort or difficulty: they wanted to allow people to
wrest control of their lives from impersonal
6.1 pull with a jerk Her hair was yanked and she screamed. I
reached my hands out and grabbed her hair, giving it a hard
yank. With a hard/quick yank… Yank off the shirt/shoes... Yank
yourself out of gloom and doom.
7.1 uszczypnąć compress the lips esp. with
worry or tension shoes pinching toes - too
tight informal - steal, arrest for speeding.
She pinched her lips together. He gave her
a gentle pinch. I was pinched for speeding.
Sometimes I have to pinch myself to realize
it’s not a dream.
8.1 pinch, squezze or bite sharply (lekko ugryźć, skubnąć ucho,
pryztrzasnąć palec, szczypać - zimno/wiatr w policzki He nipped
playfully at my ear. There’s a bracing nip in the air. The air was
that perfect refreshing nip of cold, just enough to tint the
9.1 move (something) into a different position
with a jerk: she hitched up her skirt and ran
10.1 give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or
convulsive movement he saw her lips twitch and her
eyelids flutter; the dog twitched his ears
10.2 cause to move in a specified direction by giving a sharp
pull: he twitched a cigarette out of a packet
11.1 (of a motor vehicle or boat) pull (another vehicle or boat) along with a rope, chain, or tow bar.
11.2 (of a person) pull (someone or something) along behind one:
she saw Frank towing Nicky along by the hand