pull in

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pull in (third-person singular simple present pulls in, present participle pulling in, simple past and past participle pulled in)

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

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