Definitions

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  • noun The amount of force that must be exerted on a pipe to pull it upward, above and beyond its own weight, due to drag and other forces.
  • verb transitive To pull something with more force than (someone or something).
  • verb transitive To pull (something) too far, or with too much force.
  • verb video games To lure away more monsters than one can handle in combat.

Etymologies

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From over- +‎ pull.

Examples

  •  Admiral Allen said they're setting an overpull limit of 80,000 pounds over stack weight to pull it free, worried that more would dislodge the casing hanger and packoff that are supposedly in the casing hanger.

    Robert L. Cavnar: BP's Fishing Folly is a Complete Failure

  • "Your Majesty is very clever; you will make a great Queen -- if you do not overpull yourself."

    Morning Star

  • Admiral Allen said they're setting an overpull limit of 80,000 pounds over stack weight to pull it free, worried that more would dislodge the casing hanger and packoff that are supposedly in the casing hanger.

    Prison Planet.com

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