bring in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theybring in
he/she/itbrings in
present participlebringing in
past tensebrought in
past participlebrought in
  1. 2
    to be the reason that someone or something receives a particular amount of money

    Overseas students bring in more than £30 million a year in tuition fees.

  2. 5
    bring in a verdict to say officially whether someone is guilty or not

    There were gasps when the jury brought in a verdict of not guilty.

See also main entry: bring