bring in

brought in; bringing in; brings in

Definition of bring in

transitive verb

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
5a : 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

First Known Use of bring in

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bring in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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