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 — [v1] arrest apprehend, bust, collar, detain, nab, nail, pick up, pinch, run in, take into custody; concepts 90,317 Ant. exonerate, free, let go pull in [v2] attract, obtain absorb, bring in, clear, draw, draw in, earn, gain, gross, make, net,… …   New thesaurus

  • pull in — (someone/something) to attract things or people, esp. in large numbers. The new law is designed to pull in more imports from poor countries. The show has been pulling the crowds in since it opened …   New idioms dictionary

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  • pull in — (something) to earn an amount of money. The film was a big hit this weekend, pulling in $11 million at the box office. The show pulled millions in, and still lost money …   New idioms dictionary

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

  • pull in — verb 1. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes (Freq. 4) Her good looks attract the stares of many men The ad pulled in many potential customers This pianist pulls huge crowds The store owner… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull in — phrasal verb Word forms pull in : present tense I/you/we/they pull in he/she/it pulls in present participle pulling in past tense pulled in past participle pulled in 1) a) [intransitive] if a train pulls in, it arrives at a station The train from …   English dictionary

  • pull in — 1) PHRASAL VERB When a vehicle or driver pulls in somewhere, the vehicle stops there. [V P prep/adv] He pulled in at the side of the road... [V P] The van pulled in and waited. 2) PHRASAL VERB If the police pull someone in, they arrest them and… …   English 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

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