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Related to pull something: pull something off, pull something up
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.
See also: pull
pull (something) off
1. To forcibly remove something (from or off something else). Don't pull the bandage off or the wound might get infected. Kids have been going around at night pulling numbers off the front of houses.
2. To be able to perform or complete something, especially in the face of hardships, difficulties, or setbacks. Congratulations on winning the case! I wasn't sure you'd pull it off. If they're able to pull the merger off, they would form the largest single corporation in the world.
3. To exit off a major road or highway by means of a lesser one. If you pull off the highway at Junction 5, you'll be able to reach the town in less than an hour. We pulled off at a truck stop just outside the city.
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.
To carry out a deception or swindle: worried that his partners might be trying to pull something behind his back.