pull in
verb Date: 1605 transitive verb 1. check, restrain 2. arrest intransitive verb to arrive at a destination or come to a stop

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  • pull in — index discipline (control), inhibit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Pull-in — Logo de Pull in Création juin 2000 Fondateurs Emmanuel Lohéac Personnages clés Emmanuel Lohéac …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pull in — phr verb Pull in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑train Pull in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑audience, ↑crowd, ↑direction, ↑stomach, ↑tummy, ↑viewer …   Collocations dictionary

  • pull-in — /pool in /, n., adj. Brit. drive in. [1935 40; n., adj. use of v. phrase pull in] * * * …   Universalium

  • pull in — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, apprehend, approach, arrest, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, attain, attain to, be received, bit, blow in, bob up, bridle, bust, check, check in, clock in, collar, come, come in, come to, come to… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pull in — verb a) to pull something, so that comes inside. After falling out of the boat, the crew pulled him in. b) to arrest He pulls in a lot of money …   Wiktionary

  • pull in — See: HAUL IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull in — See: HAUL IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull-in — noun A rest stop; a place at the side of a road where drivers can rest …   Wiktionary

  • pull in one's horns — or[draw in one s horns] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To reduce your boasts; calm down from a quarrel; back down on a promise. * /He said he could beat any man there single handed, but he pulled in his horns when Jack came forward./ 2. To cut back… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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