pull in

verb
pulled in; pulling in; pulls in

Definition of pull in

intransitive verb

: to arrive at a destination or come to a stop

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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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David Boies charges $1,850 an hour, and a partner at one of the white-shoe firms can expect to pull in about $3 million a year. James Atlas, Town & Country, "The Year of the Celebrity Super Lawyer," 3 Dec. 2018 From the perspective of an IRS auditor, pulling in nearly $5 million in additional revenue could be considered a good day’s work. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018 Of its active users, roughly 10% are paid; last year the company is said to have pulled in $100 million in subscription revenue. Leigh Gallagher, Fortune, "Match Is the Sweetheart of Online Dating—But Can It Fend Off Facebook and Bumble?," 27 June 2018 Trump, 36, spent Monday attending a pair of fundraising events with White House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in California, pulling in $3.1 million in two events, according to Politico’s Playbook. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Ivanka Trump speaks out on family separation — after her father said he’d stop it," 20 June 2018 Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a top White House aide, pulled in at least $69 million in income last year, much of it from his own family’s far-flung real estate empire, financial disclosure forms filed Monday show. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner income tops at least $81 million last year," 11 June 2018 O’Rourke is out-raising Cruz, pulling in $6.7 million in the first quarter of this year. Time, "Can Beto O'Rourke Turn Texas Blue?," 8 May 2018 At another gas station, a long line of vehicles followed a tanker truck that pulled in with 8,800 gallons (33,000 liters) of fuel. Fox News, "Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city," 18 Sep. 2018 At another gas station, a long line of vehicles followed a tanker truck that pulled in with 8,800 gallons (33,000 liters) of fuel. Chuck Burton, The Seattle Times, "Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city," 17 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of pull in

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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22 May 2019

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The first known use of pull in was in 1605

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