Definition of Pull in

1. Verb. Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes. "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"

Exact synonyms: Attract, Draw, Draw In, Pull
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Specialized synonyms: Tug, Arrest, Catch, Get, Draw In, Retract, Bring
Related verbs: Draw In, Retract, Curl, Curl Up, Draw In
Derivative terms: Attraction, Attraction, Attraction, Attraction, Attractive, Pull, Pull, Pull
Antonyms: Repel

2. Verb. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages. "They pull in the money "; "He clears $5,000 each month"
Exact synonyms: Bring In, Clear, Earn, Gain, Make, Realise, Realize, Take In
Related verbs: Make, Clear, Net, Sack, Sack Up
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Eke Out, Squeeze Out, Profit, Turn A Profit, Rake Off, Bring Home, Take Home, Rake In, Shovel In, Gross, Bear, Pay, Yield
Derivative terms: Earner, Gainer

3. Verb. Of trains; move into (a station). "The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"
Exact synonyms: Draw In, Get In, Move In
Generic synonyms: Arrive, Come, Get
Related verbs: Close In, Draw In
Antonyms: Pull Out

4. Verb. Get or bring together. "Accumulate evidence"
Exact synonyms: Collect
Specialized synonyms: Archive, File Away, Beat Up, Drum Up, Rally
Generic synonyms: Accumulate, Amass, Collect, Compile, Hoard, Pile Up, Roll Up
Derivative terms: Collecting, Collection

Definition of Pull in

1. Verb. (context: literally transitive) to pull something, so that comes inside. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) to arrest ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) to earn [money] ¹

4. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive of a train) to approach a station. ¹

5. Verb. (idiomatic nautical transitive) to tighten a sail by pulling on a rope. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull In

pull ahead
pull along
pull an all-nighter
pull an oar
pull apart
pull at
pull away
pull back
pull chain
pull down
pull factor
pull factors
pull from the fire
pull in (current term)
pull in one's horns
pull my finger
pull off
pull on
pull one's finger out
pull one's head in
pull one's own weight
pull one's punches
pull one's socks up
pull one's weight
pull oneself together
pull oneself up by one's bootstraps

Literary usage of Pull in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Horace Howard Furness (1873)
"I pull in resolution, and begin To doubt the equivocation of the fiend That lies like truth: ' Fear not, till Birnam wood Do come to Dunsinane;' and now ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"(2—3+) "Little pull in wrist with the first. The pull a little greater in the ... pull in wrist as if the thing reached out longer and gave more pull in ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1913)
"FD Newbury: It is decidedly more difficult to get high starting torque at pull-in, as expressed in percentage of motor output, with the larger number of ..."

4. Belt Conveyors and Belt Elevators by Frederic Valerius Hetzel (1922)
"Calculate the pull in the return belt at the top pulley from Column 3, Table 57, add to it the tension applied to the return belt by the take-ups and call ..."

5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"besides having THE PULL in their favour, in opening the charge, and colouring it as they think proper. ... ,855. ..."

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