bring in

verb

brought in; bringing in; brings in

transitive verb

1
2
: to produce as profit or return
each sale brought in $5
3
: to enable (a base runner) to reach home plate by hitting the ball
4
: to report to a court
the jury brought in a verdict
5
a
: to cause (something, such as an oil well) to be productive
b
: to win tricks with the cards of (a long suit) in bridge
6
: earn
brings in a good salary

Examples of bring in in a Sentence

she's bringing in good money selling houses
Recent Examples on the Web Those tickets brought in comparatively little revenue anyway, the thinking goes, so why not just get more fans into the building, improving the atmosphere and converting some of them from casual supporters to die-hard ones? Kevin Draper Doug Mills, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2024 The increases would bring in $178.3 million in new revenue through the end of its 2027-28 fiscal year. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 13 Apr. 2024 Wasow remembered Community Connect bringing in a total of $22 million by 2004. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 12 Apr. 2024 The stock began to nosedive after the company disclosed a loss from operations of almost $16 million in 2023, plus interest expense of $39.4 million, while bringing in just $4.1 million in revenue. Rocio Fabbro, Quartz, 12 Apr. 2024 Patrons can bring in food and beverages and buy snacks on site, including beer, wine, and spirits. The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2024 The district had installed metal detectors at all of its schools and brought in new leadership. Owen Hayes, NBC News, 11 Apr. 2024 This would bring in $164 million over 10 years and would require a charter change. Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer, 11 Apr. 2024 Characters from earlier episodes who had suffered the quartet’s insults and infractions of social convention are brought in to testify. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bring in was in the 14th century

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“Bring in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20in. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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