Definition of Pull In in English :

Define Pull In in English

Pull In meaning in English

Meaning of Pull In in English

Pronunciation of Pull In in English

Pull In pronunciation in English

Pronounce Pull In in English

Pull In

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1. attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Example Sentences:
'Her good looks attract the stares of many men'
'The ad pulled in many potential customers'
'This pianist pulls huge crowds'
'The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers'

2. bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Example Sentences:
'How much do you make a month in your new job?'
'She earns a lot in her new job'
'this merger brought in lots of money'
'He clears $5,000 each month'

3. draw in, get in, move in, pull in

of trains; move into (a station)

Example Sentences:
'The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station'

4. collect, pull in

get or bring together

Example Sentences:
'accumulate evidence'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Pull In

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verb (adverb)
1. (intransitive; often foll by to)
to reach a destination
the train pulled in at the station
2. Also: pull over (intransitive) (of a motor vehicle, driver, etc)
to draw in to the side of the road in order to stop or to allow another vehicle to pass
to stop (at a café, lay-by, etc)
3. (transitive)
to draw or attract
his appearance will pull in the crowds
4. (transitive) slang
to arrest
5. (transitive)
to earn or gain (money)
noun pull-in
6. British
a roadside café, esp for lorry drivers
another name for lay-by (sense 1)

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Pull In

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to arrive
to draw in or hold back
3.  Slang
to arrest and take to police headquarters

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Pull In

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v. pulled, pull·ing, pulls
1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force: pulled her chair up to the table; pulled the wagon down the street.
2. To remove from a fixed position; extract: The dentist pulled the tooth.
3. To tug at; jerk or tweak: I pulled the lever until it broke.
4. To rip or tear; rend: The dog pulled the toy to pieces.
5. To stretch (taffy, for example) repeatedly.
6. To strain (a muscle, for example) injuriously.
7. Informal To attract; draw: a performer who pulls large crowds.
8. Slang To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use: pull a gun; pulled a knife on me.
9. Informal To remove: pulled the car's engine; pulled the tainted meat product from the stores.
10. Sports To hit (a ball) so that it moves in the direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
11. Nautical
a. To operate (an oar) in rowing.
b. To transport or propel by rowing.
c. To be rowed by: That boat pulls six oars.
12. To rein in (a horse) to keep it from winning a race.
13. Printing To produce (a print or an impression) from type.
1. To exert force in moving something toward the source of the force: Pull harder and the window will open.
a. To move in a certain direction or toward a certain goal: pulled into the driveway; pulled even with the race leader.
b. To gain a position closer to an objective: Our team has pulled within three points of the league leader.
3. To drink or inhale deeply: pulled on the cold beer with gusto; pull on a cigarette.
4. Nautical To row a boat.
5. Informal To express or feel great sympathy or empathy: We're pulling for our new president.
1. The act or process of pulling: gave the drawer a pull.
2. Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling: How much pull does this tugboat have?
3. A sustained effort: a long pull across the mountains.
4. Something, such as a knob on a drawer, that is used for pulling.
5. A deep inhalation or draft, as on a cigarette or of a beverage.
6. Slang A means of gaining special advantage; influence: The lobbyist has pull with the senator.
7. Informal The ability to draw or attract; appeal: a star with pull at the box office.

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