pull in


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


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



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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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While Feinstein put $5 million of her own money into the race, Carrick points out that she's still pulled in more from other donors than de León. Taryn Luna, sacbee, "Why Kevin de León thinks he can beat Dianne Feinstein," 7 June 2018 The candidates are similarly matched in campaign dollars, too, with Ms. Tenney pulling in $1.4 million in receipts and Mr. Brindisi $1.2 million. New York Times, "Rep. Tenney’s Fervor for Trump Invites Ridicule, but Not From G.O.P. Base," 10 May 2018 In 2010, Via pulled in more than $200 million in revenue. New York Times, "Howard Schultz at Starbucks: Coffee, Activism and Controversy," 4 June 2018 While making his first pit stop, Rossi pulled in a little to close to the pit lane wall and bumped into a few of his crew members. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Josef Newgarden on victory at Phoenix: 'Don't know if I deserved it, but team did'," 8 Apr. 2018 Jordan Berry of Berry Communications pulled in more than $985,000, while Axiom Strategies, led by Jeff Roe, a strategist for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, was paid more than $1.2 million. Ryan Murphy And Jay Root, star-telegram, "From Treasury bills to Amazon stocks, investments a big part of Texas campaign spending | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 6 Apr. 2018 At the end of our session, Lonnie pulled in our target and wrote Lisa’s name above the bullet hole that came closest to the heart. David Sedaris, The New Yorker, "Active Shooter," 17 Mar. 2018 Scores are pulled in, then thousands, then millions fill the streets of the cities and towns across the land. Steve West, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Innocence lost, power found | Opinion," 8 May 2018 With pitchers warming up in the bullpen as early as the fifth batter in the game, Finnegan was pulled in the fourth inning after giving up a single on a 3-1 count to Straily, the former Reds pitcher’s sixth hit of his career. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brandon Finnegan crushed in first inning against Miami Marlins," 6 May 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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