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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypull in
he/she/itpulls in
present participlepulling in
past tensepulled in
past participlepulled in
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a train pulls in, it arrives at a station

    The train from Paris was just pulling in.

    1. a.
      if a vehicle or driver pulls in somewhere, they stop there

      We pulled in at the side of the road.

  2. 2
    [transitive] pull in something same as pull down

    She’s pulling in at least six figures (=$100,000).

  3. 3
    [transitive] pull in something same as pull
  4. 4
    [transitive] informal if the police pull someone in, they arrest them
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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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