pull in


  • A man in a nightcap with a devil pulling on the end
    A man in a nightcap with a devil pulling on the end
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pull in get or bring together "accumulate evidence"
    • v pull in direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes "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"
    • v pull in of trains; move into (a station) "The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"
    • v pull in earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages "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"
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  • Elmer G. Letterman
    Elmer G. Letterman
    “Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    “The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.”
  • A. W. Hare
    A. W. Hare
    “Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Have an aim in life -- then don't forget to pull the trigger.”
  • Louis Nizer
    Louis Nizer
    “In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.”


Pull in the reins - When you pull in the reins, you slow down or stop something that has been a bit out of control.


In literature:

At 9 o'clock in the morning two days later, a train of three coaches, two sleepers and a parlor car, pulled out of Fairberry northwest bound.
"Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes" by Stella M. Francis
What pulled him up short was a new quality in the general unexpectedness of life.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Sky can't pull you in that box unless it has wheels on it.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
But the passengers go on board, the plank is pulled in, and the steam is turned on.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The rest of the crew were in their seats, with oars in hand, ready to pull off.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Frank pulled manfully on the sheet There were two short tacks, swift changes of position, slacking and hauling in of sheets.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Needham had, however, several times in the evening, taken a pull in the dinghy among the vessels.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
For half an hour he tugged and strained, choking and gagging until at last the ring in his collar pulled out and he was free from the chain.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
A boat was launched from her deck, and pulled up to the raft, with two men in her.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jack accordingly pulled in with two other boats, intending to relieve Lieutenant Hanson.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

"Wae worth, wae worth ye, Jock, my man,
I paid ye weel your fee;
Why pull ye out the grund-wa'-stance,
Lets in the reek to me?
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang
Others there are that do not bloom,
Which tender are and green,
They are pull'd up, and in their room,
Some other flowers are seen.
"The Seasons Of The Year Compared To the Life Of A Man" by Susannah Hawkins
But Robin pulled forth an Irysh kniffe,
And losed John hand and foote,
And gave him Sir Guyes bow in his hand,
And bade it be his boote.
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
An' mine's the waggon fit vor lwoads,
An' mine be lwoads to cut a rout;
An' mine's a team, in routy rwoads,
To pull a lwoaded waggon out.
"The Carter" by William Barnes
In martial din she drowns her sighs,
Lest he the rising grief should hear;
She pulls her helmet o'er his eyes,
Lest she should see the falling tear.
"An Ode - Presented To The King, On His Majesty's Arrival In Holland, After The Queen's Death" by Matthew Prior
Let's go see, Death's Victor, bound
In folds of swaddling-clothes around,
And Him, who'll pull down Satan's throne,
Quite helpless to a manger thrown!
"Let Us Go To Bethlehem " by Rees Prichard

In news:

A roadhouse off Interstate 5 near Coalinga is the last place you'd expect to see an electric car pull in to refuel.
Here, he and a few models pull in the seams for the show.
WASHINGTON — In 2002, troops from the 5th Special Forces Group who specialize in the Middle East were pulled out of the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan to prepare for their next assignment: Iraq.
In five months, the southern Oregon woman pulled in $125,000.
Big Bang' Pulls in Big Bucks.
We won't be the only ones sparing a moment or two today to think about what we might do should our lucky numbers be pulled in tonight's Mega Millions drawing.
The Gangsters , Outlaws and Lawmen affair, put on by RR Auction at a. Nashua Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Hampshire, pulled in more than $1.1 million for 134 artifacts.
Cox/Getty ImagesAmari Cooper pulls in a touchdown reception against Tennessee, part of his breakout game in the Crimson Tide's victory.
The movie also received media attention on the eve of its debut when some outdoor advertisements were pulled in Toronto over complaints that they showed Baruchel making an obscene gesture.
After pulling in a 300 pound Marlin, a couple fisherman in Hawaii got a visit from a big fan, a big fan of eating them.
Gordon tried for years to turn journalists into programmers before reversing his idea and dreaming up the scholarship that pulled in Boyer, and, to date, eight others.
Brownsville mall defends security after punches thrown, hair pulled in taped girl fight.
The Vaught family pulled in more than $8,000 on a recent Saturday.
"I don't think we've every had the police out here, but maybe a couple times, they had pulled somebody over off the street and gave them a ticket and they pulled here in the driveway," said Cecil Sides.
Ra Riot pulled in a nearly full house at Akron's Musica last night.

In science:

In fact, the parallel transport, which depends explicitly by its very construction on a connection A on P , de fines an isomorphism between two particular type of pulle d-back bundles on the space of loops or paths in M .
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
P . (As before, I changed slightly the notation: in i,n P ⊙ ev(0)∗ fact, I pulled the connection A w.r.t. the corresponding bundle maps ]evi,n . resp. ^ev(0)n .) Proposition 8.1.
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
M with values in the bundle ad P , one can take its pull-backs w.r.t. ]evi,n and ]evj,n respectively, which is denoted by ev∗ j,n ω .
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
D qu denote the D-th components of the pull-back on space-time of the scalar vielbeins of the theory in D = 5, 6.
Generalized dimensional reduction of supergravity with eight supercharges
We now pull back the regularity properties derived in Theorem 2.2 to regularity properties in S.
Generic sets in spaces of measures and generic singular continuous spectrum for Delone Hamiltonians