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

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The event is expected to host 84 teams and draw in more than 7,000 people. USA TODAY, "Roller coaster ghost town, Alaska heat, rock hyrax pups: News from around our 50 states," 8 July 2019 Chapman - a notorious racist and anti-Semitic bench jockey - had spiked Myer, and their fight drew in teammates and even fans. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "1935: Cleveland hosts the 3rd All-Star Game - colorful characters, moments," 1 July 2019 The features could make watching NBA games more exciting, possibly even drawing in more casual fans wanting to learn more about the nuances of basketball. Terry Collins, Fortune, "We Got a Preview of What NBA's League Pass May Look Like Next Season," 10 June 2019 The offering draws in families with a more casual atmosphere, says director of operations Nikki Klocker. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "Fancy Restaurants Offer Fancy Baby Sitting to Attract Fancy Families," 26 June 2019 Before that game, however, the U.S. failed to beat Sweden in its previous four matchups: a 1-0 loss and 1-1 draw in the 2014 and 2013 Algarve Cup, respectively, a scoreless draw during group play of the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics loss. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "USWNT, Sweden showdown closes World Cup group stage," 20 June 2019 Mandel is a judge on the latte, still a top ratings draw in the summer. Hal Boedeker, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Deal or no Deal’: Orlando show gets Howie Mandel’s promotional push," 14 June 2019 The Apple Pencil can also be used to edit and draw in programs on the Mac, through the iPad. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Everything Apple announced at its WWDC 2019 developer conference," 3 June 2019 Along with Mexico, synchronous fireflies have become big tourist draws in places including the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, and other spots in Southeast Asia. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "How these mysterious fireflies synchronize their dazzling light shows," 23 May 2019

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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