pull (something) in

pull (something) in

To yield a profit of a stated sum of money. They're latest product has already pulled in nearly $15 million in its first two months on the market.
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pull in(to some place)

to drive into some place. A strange car just pulled into our driveway. Some stranger just pulled in.
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pull in

1. Arrive at a destination, as in The train pulled in right on time. [c. 1900]
2. Rein in, restrain, as in She pulled in her horse, or The executives did not want to pull in their most aggressive salesmen. [c. 1600]
3. Arrest a suspect, as in The police said they could pull him in on lesser charges. [Late 1800s]
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pull something

Play a trick, deceive someone, as in We thought he was trying to pull something when he claimed he had never picked up our tickets . It is often put as pull something on someone, as in I knew he was pulling something on me when he told me the wrong date. Also see pull a fast one.
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pull in

v.
1. To draw or haul something or someone inward or inside: When I offered to help him get out of the pool, he pulled me in. She grabbed my hand and pulled me in the room. The fishermen pulled in the nets and collected the fish.
2. To arrive at a place. Used of vehicles, passengers, or drivers: I got to the station just as the train was pulling in. We pulled in after midnight and quietly shut the car doors so we wouldn't wake anyone.
3. To involve someone in an activity or situation. Used chiefly in the passive: I got pulled into the scam because I thought I was going to make money.
4. To restrain someone; rein someone in: The commander pulled in the maverick officer.
5. To arrest someone: The police pulled me in for questioning. The police pulled in two of the suspects on drug charges.
6. To earn or yield some amount of money: The film has pulled in $30 million since its release.
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pull something

To carry out a deception or swindle: worried that his partners might be trying to pull something behind his back.
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