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 — • haul in • haul up • pull in v slang To bring before someone in charge for punishment or questioning; arrest. John was hauled in to court for speeding. The tramp was hauled up for sleeping on the sidewalk. Compare: call on the carpet …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • pull in — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To come to a particular place: arrive, check in, get in, reach, show up, turn up. Slang: blow in. Idiom: make (or put in) an appearance. See START. 2. To control, restrict, or arrest: bit2, brake, bridle, check,… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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 —    (for a chat)    to arrest    Police jargon, the chat being an interrogation:     What do you say to a man from SAVAK when he says... We d like you to replace Barnheni as office manager, because we ll be pulling him in for a chat very soon. (M …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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

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