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pull in

vb. 1 (context literally transitive English) To pull something, so that comes inside. 2 (context idiomatic transitive English) To arrest. 3 (context idiomatic transitive English) To earn [money]. 4 (context idiomatic intransitive of a train English) To approach a station. 5 (context idiomatic nautical transitive English) To tighten a sail by pulling on a rope.

pull in
  1. v. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers" [syn: attract, pull, draw, draw in] [ant: repel]

  2. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month" [syn: gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, bring in]

  3. move into (a station) of trains; "The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station" [syn: get in, move in, draw in] [ant: pull out]

  4. get or bring together; "accumulate evidence" [syn: collect]