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English verb: bring in

1. bring in (motion) bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment

SamplesHe brought in a new judge.
The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)immigrate, insinuate, track

2. bring in (possession) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

SamplesHow 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.

ExamplesThey bring in the money

Synonymsclear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

Narrower (hyponym)bear, bring home, eke out, gross, pay, profit, rake in, rake off, shovel in, squeeze out, take home, turn a profit, yield

Verb groupclear, make, net, sack, sack up

3. bring in (possession) be sold for a certain price

SamplesThe painting brought $10,000.
The old print fetched a high price at the auction.

Synonymsbring, fetch

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Entailchange hands, change owners

4. bring in (possession) submit (a verdict) to a court

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)present, submit

5. bring in (motion) transmit

SamplesThe microphone brought in the sounds from the room next to mine.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit

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