draw in

verb

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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In the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup matchup between Spain and Portugal, the teams found themselves in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in regulation time. Umair Irfan, Vox, "World Cup shootouts: why the team that goes first usually wins," 11 July 2018 Hazard had previously cited Zidane as a major draw in a potential move to the Bernabeu, but told beIN Sports ahead of Belgium's World Cup semi final against France that the Frenchman's departure doesn't make Los Blancos any less special. SI.com, "Chelsea Star Admits He 'Dreams' of Real Madrid Move and Hints at Timescale for Negotiations," 10 July 2018 In a wondrous landscape drawing in colored pencil and ballpoint pen (1970), Joseph Yoakum articulates a kind of visionary geology, where a band of men's bare torsos rim a lake. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "This Candy Store wasn't a candy store: Remembering a California gallery that made art stars," 3 July 2018 England and Belgium have identical records and goal tallies heading into their group decider, so a draw in Kaliningrad would have FIFA consulting its tiebreaker rules to determine the group winner. Mike Corder, chicagotribune.com, "England, Belgium battle for first place with changes possible," 27 June 2018 GROUP DYNAMICS Iran would likely secure a first ever place in the knockout stage at a World Cup by beating Spain on Wednesday, though Queiroz is expected to play for a draw in Kazan. BostonGlobe.com, "Own goal earns Iran a win over Morocco," 15 June 2018 Evening meals aren’t exactly a new dimension for the Asian Art Museum, whose cafe, up until two months ago, was more a side benefit than a draw in itself. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Asian Art Museum takes a risk with young star chef’s destination cafe," 6 June 2018 Severna Park coach David Earl, whose Falcons went 20-0 last season in winning their second straight Class 4A-3A state crown, watched Knorr win a staggering 22 of 23 draws in the teams’ region playoff game. Glenn Graham, baltimoresun.com, "Quick study on faceoffs, Felix Knorr has Howard boys lacrosse on the rise," 19 Apr. 2018 Listen to the music: The Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes will host the A Cappella Festival, a regional competition drawing in the best vocal groups from around the country, at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville. Aurora Beacon-News, "Five things to do in the western suburbs March 23-25," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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