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pull in

  

      vb   adv  
1    intr; often foll by: to   to reach a destination  
the train pulled in at the station     
2    intr     (Also)    pull over     (of a motor vehicle, driver, etc.)  
a    to draw in to the side of the road in order to stop or to allow another vehicle to pass  
b    to stop (at a café, lay-by, etc.)  
3    tr   to draw or attract  
his appearance will pull in the crowds     
4    tr  
Slang   to arrest  
5    tr   to earn or gain (money)  
      n  
  pull-in  
6      (Brit)   a roadside café, esp. for lorry drivers  
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pull in

  
1    arrive, come in, draw in, draw up, reach, stop  
2    attract, bring in, draw  
3      (Brit. slang)   arrest, bust     (informal)   collar     (informal)   feel one's collar     (slang)   lift     (slang)   nab     (informal)   nail     (informal)   pinch     (informal)   run in     (slang)   take into custody  
4    clear, earn, gain, gross, make, net, pocket, take home  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
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