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Definition 1: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes - [verb of contact]

Samples where pull in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for pull in in the sense of this definition

(pull in is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of pull in ) pull hard

"The prisoner tugged at the chains" "This movie tugs at the heart strings"

(... is a kind of pull in ) attract and fix

"His look caught her" "She caught his eye" "Catch the attention of the waiter"

(pull in has a similar meaning as ...) pull inward or towards a center

"The pilot drew in the landing gear" "The cat retracted his claws"

(... is a kind of pull in ) attract the attention of

"The noise and the screaming brought the curious"

(pull in has a similar meaning as ...) shape one's body into a curl

"She curled farther down under the covers" "She fell and drew in"

Definition 2: get or bring together - [verb of contact]

Samples where pull in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • accumulate evidence

Synonyms for pull in in the sense of this definition

(pull in is a kind of ...) get or gather together

"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife" "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis" "She rolled up a small fortune"

(... is a kind of pull in ) put into an archive

(... is a kind of pull in ) gather

"drum up support"

Definition 3: of trains; move into (a station) - [verb of motion]

Samples where pull in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station

Synonyms for pull in in the sense of this definition

(pull in is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

(pull in has a similar meaning as ...) advance or converge on

"The police were closing in on him"

Definition 4: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages - [verb of possession]

Samples where pull in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for pull in in the sense of this definition

(pull in is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of pull in ) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

(... is a kind of pull in ) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

(... is a kind of pull in ) earn large sums of money

"Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"

(... is a kind of pull in ) earn as a salary or wage

"How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"

(... is a kind of pull in ) take money from an illegal transaction

(... is a kind of pull in ) make a profit; gain money or materially

"The company has not profited from the merger"

(... is a kind of pull in ) make by laborious and precarious means

"He eked out a living as a painter"

(pull in has a similar meaning as ...) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

(pull in has a similar meaning as ...) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

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