Definition of pull in in English:

pull in

phrasal verb

  • 1(of a vehicle) move to the side of or off the road:

    ‘he pulled in at the kerb’
    • ‘Trucks pulled in on the other side of the dirt road and Bo nodded to them as they waved in her direction.’
    • ‘I sat in my car for fifteen minutes watching each vehicle pull in, realizing I hadn't a clue what he drove.’
    • ‘When the vehicle pulls in, service personnel know what's wrong and can immediately fix it without spending time doing unnecessary tests.’
    • ‘As I pulled in to the side of the road, the crisis quickly vanished.’
    • ‘It began to slow down and pulled in to the side of the road, right next to Cannington.’
    stop, halt, come to a halt, come to a stop, park, arrive, pull over, draw in, draw up
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  • 2(of a bus or train) arrive to take passengers:

    ‘he was ready and waiting half an hour before the express pulled in’
    • ‘There is a 30-minute wait standing in the cold on Platform 3 before the train finally pulls in at 3.45 pm.’
    • ‘A train was just pulling in and I lurched on board, collapsing onto a seat opposite a rather startled man who, bless him, dug into his pocket for a paper tissue.’
    • ‘Westminster station is unusually busy, and when the Richmond train pulls in, there's nowhere to sit.’
    • ‘Three minutes later as the train is pulling in, she taps me on the shoulder and says ‘Is this the right train for Oxford Circus?’’
    • ‘A train pulls in to the Angus ‘ghost’ station early in the morning and another calls late at night.’
    stop, halt, come to a halt, come to a stop, park, arrive, pull over, draw in, draw up
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