draw in

verb
drew in; drawn in; drawing in; draws in

Definition of draw in

transitive verb

1 : to cause or entice to enter or participate
2 : to sketch roughly

intransitive verb

1a : to draw to an end the day drew in
b : to shorten seasonally the evenings are already drawing in
2 : to become more cautious or economical

Examples of draw in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The incident follows a similar episode at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where two swastikas were recently found drawn in a bathroom. Washington Post, "Swastika drawn on desk at Maryland middle school," 27 Nov. 2019 Liwosz hopes that his creative programming will draw in board gamers for regular game nights. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Al-American Board Game Cafe opens in Middleburg Heights," 26 Nov. 2019 The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, said on Fox News on Sunday that public hearings over the past two weeks have drawn in many Americans who don’t normally follow cable news. Kevin Freking, SFChronicle.com, "Schiff keeps options open on conducting more hearings in impeachment probe," 24 Nov. 2019 Programming matters more than design When creating public spaces like Campus Martius Park, Detroit's experience shows that programming lots of activities will draw in more visitors than a fancy design will. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit, for a good walkable downtown, sweat the fine details, not the big stuff," 11 Nov. 2019 The eight swastikas were drawn in marker on Seelye, Bass, and Burton Halls, Smith College President Kathleen McCartney and other college officials said in a statement Friday. BostonGlobe.com, "Multiple swastikas were discovered on the walls of academic buildings at Smith College in Northampton Thursday night, officials said.," 25 Oct. 2019 Wolf said the city draws in $7.5 million annually from athletic events, such as softball tournaments. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "Woodbury and Cottage Grove to impose new lodging tax to fund tourism promotion," 20 Oct. 2019 The casual eatery serves Italian-American comfort food, but their New York-style pizza is what draws in the loyal pizza lovers. orlandosentinel.com, "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Dining & Restaurants winners," 5 Oct. 2019 That makes it the first time that two teams have been drawn in the same UCL Group in three successive seasons since Real Madrid and Ajax were in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13. SI.com, "Shakhtar vs Man City: 8 Key Facts & Stats to Impress Your Mates Ahead of Champions League Clash," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Draw in.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20in. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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