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pull in

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pull in

  1. 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 Synonyms bridle, check, constrain, contain, curb, govern, hold, inhibit, keep, measure, control, regulate, rein (in), restrain, rule, tameRelated Words bottle (up), choke (back), hold back, mince, muffle, pocket, repress, sink, smother, squelch, stifle, strangle, suppress, swallow; arrest, interrupt, stop; block, hamper, handcuff, hinder, impede, obstruct; gag, muzzle, silenceNear Antonyms liberate, loose, loosen, unleash; air, express, take out, ventAntonyms lose

  2. 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 Synonyms apprehend, bust [slang], collar, nab, nail, nick [British slang], pick up, pinch, arrest, restrain, run in, seizeRelated Words bag, capture, catch, get, grab, grapple, hook, land, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap; commit, confine, detain, hold, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up); bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; rearrest; remandNear Antonyms emancipate, free, liberate, loose, loosen, release, spring; unbind, unchainAntonyms discharge


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