pull in

verb

Definition of pull in 

intransitive verb

: to arrive at a destination or come to a stop

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Synonyms & Antonyms for pull in

Synonyms

apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], collar, nab, nail, nick [British slang], pick up, pinch, restrain, run in, seize

Antonyms

discharge

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Examples of pull in in a Sentence

a company that cannot manage to pull in costs will not be in business for very long he was pulled in after a random traffic stop turned up drugs in his car

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Although American politics in 2018 may be especially pulled in multiple directions and filled with division and backlash, ambiguous election results are hardly new. Julia Azari, Vox, "Narratives are simple. Elections are complicated.," 8 Nov. 2018 Freshwater is, at its core, about the fractured identity of a young Nigerian woman who lives a fraught life pulled in many directions as a result of the spirit, an experience that Emezi (who identifies as nonbinary) has said echoes their own. Noor Brara, Vogue, "9 Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Writers You Should Know," 30 Oct. 2018 Those are the interception totals for the two teams, with the Seahawks having pulled in what is tied for the sixth-most in the NFL and the Lions what is tied for the third-fewest. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks-Lions keys to the game: Who will run it better? Can the Seahawks cool down Matthew Stafford?," 26 Oct. 2018 But neither Movies on Us nor Vudu are anywhere near as popular as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, and Walmart likely wants to grab some of the eyeballs that Netflix and Amazon pull in every day. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Walmart may launch a video streaming service to battle Netflix, Amazon," 18 July 2018 The $50,000-a-head fundraiser was held at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in midtown, where Trump pulled in around $5 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "Report: Trump Bragged to Wealthy Donors About Classified Syria Battle," 30 May 2018 When a water molecule is surrounded by other water molecules, pulling forces are balanced by pushing forces, so it's not pulled in one direction more than any other. Science Buddies, Scientific American, "Surface Tension Science: Build a Raft Powered by Soap," 26 June 2014 It’s estimated that Troom Troom, which currently boasts nearly 10 million subscribers and almost 3 billion total views of its surreal, pastel-plastered videos, pulls in between about $500,000 and $8 million each year. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "YouTube is full of cringey, clickbait DIY channels. They’re even weirder than you think.," 12 Nov. 2018 The Democrats are fielding a lot of female candidates who are doing well so far in the pulling in a lot of open seats. Fox News, "Kellyanne Conway: Not sure media is relevant, consequential," 3 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of pull in

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of pull in was in 1605

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