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English verb: pull in

1. pull in (contact) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes


SamplesHer 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.


Synonymsattract, draw, draw in, pull


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


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)arrest, bring, catch, draw in, get, retract, tug


Verb groupcurl, curl up, draw in, draw in, retract


Antonymsbeat back, force back, push back, repel, repulse, drive

2. pull 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 pull in the money


Synonymsbring in, clear, earn, gain, make, 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. pull in (motion) of trains; move into (a station)


SamplesThe bullet train drew into Tokyo Station.


Synonymsdraw in, get in, move in


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get


Verb groupclose in, draw in


Antonymspull out, get out

4. pull in (contact) get or bring together


SamplesAccumulate evidence.


Synonymscollect


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


Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up


Narrower (hyponym)archive, beat up, drum up, file away, rally









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