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pull in

verb

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1 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • a company that cannot manage to pull in costs will not be in business for very long

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2 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • he was pulled in after a random traffic stop turned up drugs in his car

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The first known use of pull in was in 1605

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“Pull in.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pull%20in. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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