Definition of pump something in/into in US English:

pump something in/into

phrasal verb

  • Invest a large amount of money in (something)

    ‘he pumped all his savings into building the boat’
    • ‘But the figures were immediately seized upon by critics of the service as unexceptional given how much money has been pumped into the venture.’
    • ‘I'm guessing it means someone's going to pump a little money into the operation, maybe putting out a few more issues, trying to promote a brand-name that can be exploited for movies or videogames or other venues.’
    • ‘The road network cannot cope with increasing traffic, no matter how much money is pumped in.’
    • ‘The Kennedy never has completely recovered, although, unlike The Boat, its owner eventually did pump some money into it.’
    • ‘However much money is pumped into building stadiums, employing professional administrators and coaches, the collapses will continue unless domestic tournaments are properly organized and games played on the best pitches.’
    • ‘There should be no excuse for failure because colossal sums of money and other resources have been pumped into the Authority.’
    • ‘I asked Chief Bernard, because I'd heard some residents express concern about how much money had been pumped into the Centre.’
    • ‘As more and more parents put their kids in private school or homeschool them, the government will have an even bigger excuse to pump less money into the beleaguered public school system.’
    • ‘The only problem with this scenario is that unless someone pumps some money into the company soon, it will simply run out of cash and have to cease trading.’
    • ‘US corporations are not pumping their money into hiring full-time employees who earn a livable wage, receive health care benefits and get defined retirement pensions.’
    • ‘The bulk of the money will be pumped into restoring the village's Glebe garden, but cash will also be dished out to pay for hanging baskets and other floral projects.’
    • ‘It's envisaged the additional money will be pumped into better health and education programmes, with special priority for the HIV aids crisis in Africa.’
    • ‘Several foreign fund managers said they were taking profits in Singapore and pumping the money into markets that had been lagging behind, such as Malaysia.’
    • ‘Probably three times as much money was pumped into the venture industry than should have been.’
    • ‘One day, a lobbyist will get enough money and pump enough money into somebody's campaign, and that will be that.’
    • ‘The Government is setting totally unrealistic targets and not pumping the money in.’
    • ‘Bradford Council will not pump any money into Bradford City Football’
    • ‘The site was owned by Waterford City Council, which will pump the money back into urban renewal programmes in the city, making it an even more attractive investment location.’
    • ‘Such an upbeat prediction will be warmly welcomed by home owners across Scotland as many have shied away from investing in the stock market and opted instead to pump their savings into property.’
    • ‘Addressing a meeting of the Coalfield Communities Campaign at the Labour conference, Mr Wilson defended his decision to pump enough money into the struggling pit in order to help to find a new owner.’