To pull by the most common definition means (by Merriam-Webster)
to exert force upon so as to cause motion toward the force
so it is understandable (to me) that to pull a show/license indicates to cancel a show/license (as in to pull a show out of a pre-determined schedule or to pull a license out of its utility)
But to pull a robbery means to commit/carry out a robbery, which seems VERY different from the most common meaning of the verb.
So does pulling a request (a general use, not an IT-elated computer jargon) means.
- the request will be cancelled (i.e. pulled away from a system)
- the request will be carried out
To put the term in context, I realized the term in my case actually probably means to "carrying out the request", not "cancelling the request". Can a native speaker confirm it ?
"Typically cell requests are pulled once every day in the morning. So if you put in a request in the afternoon, it will be pulled the next morning".
Based on this, it means
a request can be pulled to a "execution list" or a "disregard list", which depends on the context and can be truly confusing. Is this correct ?