overpull

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From over- +‎ pull.

Noun[edit]

overpull (usually uncountable, plural overpulls)

  1. (in an oil well) 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[edit]

overpull (third-person singular simple present overpulls, present participle overpulling, simple past and past participle overpulled)

  1. (transitive) To pull something with more force than (someone or something).
  2. (transitive) To pull (something) too far, or with too much force.
  3. (video games) To lure away more monsters than one can handle in combat.
    • 2008, "Jobbles", Dead server economy? (on newsgroup alt.games.warcraft)
      A big mistake I see a lot of warlocks do is overpulling with whatever demon they're using. VW's good for two (maybe three), but the succubus is only good for one at a time. But young warlocks don't know this, so they send their demon into a pack of mobs, start up with their DOT's and suddenly find themselves in the middle of melee because the demon can't hold aggro.