- (literally, transitive) To pull something, so that comes inside.
- After falling out of the boat, the crew pulled him in.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To arrest.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To earn [money].
- He pulls in a lot of money.
- (idiomatic, intransitive, of a train) To approach a station.
- Quick! The train's pulling in.
- (idiomatic, nautical, transitive) To tighten a sail by pulling on a rope.
- pull in the main sheet
to earn [money]
to tighten a sail by pulling on a rope