draw 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

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That prize is the draw in a charity raffle the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter is having to benefit the town’s food pantry and the school district’s athletic program. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Plainville VFW Post Holding Raffle To Benefit Town's Food Pantry, School Sports," 27 June 2018 Fishing is one of the big draws in Rocky Point, a once-sleepy fishing village that is still a major commercial shrimp producer. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Beyond the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico: 6 things to do in Puerto Penasco," 25 June 2018 The 1-1 result is Chicago's third consecutive draw in MLS action after defeating Atlanta United in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 midweek, keeping them out of the top six places in the Eastern Conference by one point. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "Missed chances cost Chicago Fire in their visit to Seattle," 23 June 2018 Qualifying for the main draw in each age group takes place Saturday through Monday. Matt Szabo, latimes.com, "SoCal Junior Sectionals tennis tournament begins Saturday," 16 June 2018 In Kazan, police detained seven environmental activists ahead of the Confederations Cup draw in 2016. Fox News, "World Cup has divisive legacy for Russia's environment," 12 June 2018 Sometimes the draw in a Grand Slam tennis tournament is brutal. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "Remaining French Open Draw Looking Good for Two American Women," 2 June 2018 But the Tigers were not interested, because the Yankees are perhaps the biggest draw in baseball, and with a straight doubleheader, the Tigers would lose a second game of ticket sales. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers-N.Y. Yankees doubleheader now June 4, MLB draft Day 1," 15 Apr. 2018 Mallorie Hunt, a junior and sister to Natalie, won the first draw in OT. Randy Mcroberts, The Aegis, "Bel Air, Edgewood girls both 2-0 in lacrosse; Joppatowne wins in OT," 28 Mar. 2018

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1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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