bring in

verb

Definition of bring in

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

  1. 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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