pull in

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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During a presentation at VidCon today, YouTube announced that more than 90,000 channels use Super Chat, with some streams pulling in more than $400 per minute. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "YouTube is adding more ways for creators to make money," 11 July 2019 The Albuquerque Journal reports the No Scum Allowed Saloon pulls in people from around the state and sometimes tourists from overseas because of its reputation and catchy name. USA TODAY, "‘Molly of Denali,’ saloon discourse, ashes by mail: News from around our 50 states," 10 July 2019 The retailer went from an EBay store to a thriving company pulling in $100 million in revenue six years later. Lindzi Scharf, latimes.com, "Sophia Amoruso, L.A.’s millennial ‘Girlboss,’ is busy with her second act," 3 July 2019 In addition to Biden and Buttigieg, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders also reported a large figure, pulling in $18 million and transferring an additional $6 million from other accounts. Brian Slodysko, Indianapolis Star, "Pete Buttigieg outraised Democratic front-runner Joe Biden — but there's a catch," 27 June 2019 Left alone, water will find its way into the chip, pulled in by surface tension. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Your Cracked Windshield," 27 June 2019 At their first meeting, in 2017, Macron offered Trump a hand to shake and then matched him pull for pull in an excruciating tug-of-war, determined not to be out-alphaed. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Can Emmanuel Macron Stem the Populist Tide?," 24 June 2019 According to Box Office Mojo, Men in Black: International only pulled in $30 million domestically last weekend as the country’s top movie. Dan Reilly, Fortune, "Netflix's 'Murder Mystery' Would've Killed With a $120 Million Opening Weekend—If the Adam Sandler Comedy Ran in Theaters," 20 June 2019 And while, feeling pulled in different directions, grappling with the financial burden of events, or dealing with difficult friends and family, are age-old sources of conflict, Amsellem says there are new pressures for this generation. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "You’re Not The Only One Stressed About Your Social Calendar," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of pull in

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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17 Jul 2019

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The first known use of pull in was in 1605

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